Specializing in identifying respiratory-based sleep disorders in infants, children and young adults up to age 21, Sleep Services is part of the Pulmonology Practice at Children’s. Sleep Services is available 6 days per week, Sunday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. We conduct about 10 sleep studies weekly and nearly 400 sleep studies annually.
Sleep Services is overseen by our board certified pediatric pulmonologists and is staffed by two respiratory care practitioners (RCPs), who are also Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and two experienced assistants.
Services are provided in two private bedroom suites at Children’s by our RCPs who glean 6 hours of quality sleep data. Once scored, the test recording and scoring data is read by our board certified pediatric pulmonologists – in conjunction with a patient’s medical history and physical examination – for assessment, interpretation and a subsequent medical plan.
Services Offered & Conditions Treated
- Respiratory-based sleep disorders
- Sleep apnea
- Central ventilatory disorders requiring assisted ventilation during sleep
Sleep Disorder Symptoms
- Attention problems
- Poor grades
- Snoring during sleep
- Gasping for breath during sleep
- Bargaining at bedtime
Quality Sleep Data Generating Capabilities
- 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) system (implemented in 2003)
- Polysomnography including full polysomnographic analysis
- In addition to standard sleep data, airflow and volume are measured continuously at the airway throughout the night
- We have the ability to collect data on patients with a tracheostomy, enabling us to collect objective information to ensure the appropriate level of mechanical support and supplemental oxygen for patients on home care