Sleep Center At
Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital

Welcome to Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital's Sleep Center

Sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea can be connected to a host of health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Our Sleep Study allows us to identify sleep disorders so you can get the rest you need, because fortunately, most sleep disorders are treatable once they are diagnosed.

Open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information you can call (918) 728-7552 , after hours you can call (918) 986-4545.

Services at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital's Sleep Center

Comprehensive Sleep Studies

We conduct thorough sleep studies to monitor and evaluate various physiological parameters during sleep, including brain activity, heart rhythms, breathing patterns, and limb movements. This detailed analysis helps diagnose the underlying causes of sleep disturbances.

Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Our center offers a variety of treatment options tailored to specific sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy. Treatments may include behavioral therapy, medication, and in some cases, recommendations for sleep hygiene improvements.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

For patients with sleep apnea, we provide CPAP therapy—a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open during sleep, ensuring uninterrupted breathing and better sleep quality.

Sleep Counseling and Education

Our specialists provide counseling and educational resources to help patients understand their sleep conditions and manage them effectively. This includes strategies for better sleep hygiene, stress reduction, and lifestyle adjustments that promote healthier sleep.

Conditions Treated at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital's Sleep Center

Sleep Apnea

Characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep, sleep apnea is a serious condition that disrupts sleep and overall health. We offer diagnostic and treatment services to manage this condition effectively.


For those struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, our center provides strategies and treatments to combat insomnia, improving sleep duration and quality.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

RLS causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them, particularly in the evenings and during rest. Our treatments help alleviate these symptoms and improve sleep continuity.


Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden sleep attacks. We offer comprehensive management plans to help patients maintain wakefulness and lead a more normal life.

Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep. These interruptions, known as apneas, occur due to the partial or complete collapse of the airway and can happen multiple times per hour. This condition can lead to significant health issues if not treated.

Common signs of sleep apnea include excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, episodes of breathing cessation during sleep observed by another person, abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking, morning headaches, and attention problems. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, it's advisable to consult a sleep specialist.

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of numerous health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and mental health issues. It can also lead to poor immune function, increased accident risk, and decreased quality of life.

The most common treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, which involves wearing a mask that blows air into the throat to keep the airway open during sleep. Other treatments may include lifestyle changes, oral appliances, or surgery depending on the severity of the condition and individual patient needs.

Yes, children can also suffer from sleep apnea. Symptoms may differ slightly and can include bedwetting, inattention, behavioral problems, poor academic performance, and growth issues. It's important to consult a pediatrician or a sleep specialist if sleep apnea is suspected in a child.

Frequently Asked Questions at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital’s Sleep Center

Please bring any relevant paperwork provided by your doctor, a list of your current medications, all medications you usually take at night (including sleep aids), comfortable sleeping clothes that allow access to your calf muscles, and any personal toiletries you might need after the test, such as a toothbrush and comb.

To prepare for a sleep study, avoid caffeine after midnight on the day of the study, wake up early the morning of the study, avoid naps, and take all prescribed medications except for sleep aids, which should only be taken as directed during the study. Additionally, you should shower and avoid using lotions, creams, oils, or gels on your skin or hair.

If you experience pauses in breath while sleeping, choke or gasp for air when waking up, suffer from loud and irregular snoring, have high blood pressure, face excessive daytime sleepiness, or have difficulty maintaining alertness during critical tasks like driving, you might benefit from a sleep study.

A typical sleep study at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital is conducted overnight. Patients usually arrive in the evening and stay through the morning. This allows for comprehensive monitoring of sleep patterns and behaviors throughout the night.

Generally, family members are not allowed to stay overnight to ensure accurate results and maintain a controlled environment. However, exceptions can be made under special circumstances. Please discuss this with your sleep specialist if you believe it's necessary for your situation.

After your sleep study, the data collected will be analyzed by our sleep specialists. You will have a follow-up appointment where the results will be discussed in detail, and a treatment plan will be proposed based on your specific needs.

Key Instructions for Patients at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital’s Sleep Center

Before Your Sleep Study

  1. Avoid Caffeine and Medications: Do not consume caffeine after midnight and take prescribed medications as usual, excluding sleep aids.
  2. Preparation: Shower and wash your hair to ensure sensors attach properly. Avoid using lotions or hair products.

During Your Sleep Study

  1. Arrival: Check in on time and follow the sleep technician’s instructions for setting up the monitoring equipment.
  2. Communication: Let staff know immediately if you’re uncomfortable or need assistance during the night.

After Your Sleep Study

  1. Departure: You may leave the center in the morning after all equipment is removed.
  2. Results Consultation: Schedule a follow-up to discuss the study results and receive any necessary treatment recommendations.
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Contact Us

For any inquiries or to schedule an appointment with our sleep care specialists, please feel free to reach out. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the support and information you need to manage your sleep health effectively.