Welcome to the Sleeping Disorders Centre
Latest Television Coverage
Sleeping Disorders Centre founder and ENT consultant surgeon Michael Oko was featured on a BBC1 program called "Goodnight Britain" which was shown on November 29th 2012 at 9pm.
Presented by Sian Williams, Goodnight Britain tackled the nation's biggest sleep disorders, meeting and curing some of the UK's worst sleepers and exposing the extraordinary behaviour that lurks behind Britain's bedroom curtains. Goodnight Britain's sleep experts ventured into the bedrooms of five contributors tormented by a range of conditions, from parasomniacs who scream the house down and snorers whose trumpeting rattles the window-panes, to insomniacs who bake six hours a night.
One of the people featured on the programme was lorry driver Paul, whose loud and constant snoring was leaving him feeling tired in the daytime, as well as keeping his wife awake all night. Diagnosing sleep apnoea due to Paul's frequent breath-holding while asleep the sleep doctors sent Paul to see Michael at his clinic at Johnson Hospital in Spalding, Lincs, for treatment. Paul was facing losing his job as a lorry driver due to his sleep apnoea. Michael Oko fitted Paul with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask, and is seen on the programme assessing the results of this treatment.
Latest Radio Coverage
The Sleeping Disorders Centre is a new and innovative service led by consultant surgeon Mr Michael Oko. We provide an accurate and prompt diagnosis of various sleep problems including sleep apnoea and snoring and help to identify the most appropriate treatment for you. Problem snoring and sleep apnoea are a more widespread problem than most people think. Often people do not even realise that they are suffering. If you are concerned that you might have a sleep problem, you can arrange to see Michael Oko at his Harley Street clinic in London.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Service
Prior to April 2006, there was no obstructive sleep apnoea service across Lincolnshire, leaving a population of roughly 700,000 people with little provision for sleeping disorders. Due to increased access to resources more people are able to address their sleeping problems and enhance the quality of their lives. In 2008 the Sleeping Disorders Centre won the NHS East Midlands Healthcare Award for service transformation. Today, patients travel the lengh and breadth of the country for Mr Oko's unique service.
Signs of Sleep Apnoea
Warning signs to look out for:
- Loud snoring
- Breath holding at night (apnoea)
- Daytime fatigue
- Short term memory loss
- Multiple trips to urinate through the night
- Early morning headaches
- Loss of interest in sex
Our service provides accurate and prompt diagnosis of the causes of sleep apnoea and identifies the most appropriate treatment for both NHS and private patients. Everyone is different, and this is something that we will take into account when analysing your sleep and deciding upon a treatment.
Our aim is to deliver high quality clinical care in a friendly environment. Your first appointment will be with our specialist Nurse, for a pre-assessment. Once this has been completed, you will be seen by one of our specialist doctors for a consultation. We are very keen to provide an excellent quality of care. You will be kindly asked to fill in an electronic questionnaire following your consultation. This will help us to continually improve our quality of care.
We provide rapid access clinics where we can review patients who have problems with their CPAP machines or masks. This is very important as we understand that continuity of treatment is crucial for people suffering from sleep apnoea and problem snoring. We use advanced computing technology to remotely monitor our patients on therapy to reduce the number of hospital visits required. A Free phone number is provided to our patients with telephone support to help them with any queries they may have. CPAP machines and accessories are couriered to the patient’s home and annual services and upgrades are provided so that you will always have the latest and up to date machines available to use.