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 one of our highly dedicated doctors experienced in the diagnosis and management of snoring and sleep apnoea. Outpatient clinics are run every day in our private wing, the Bostonian.
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.