Pediatric Sleep Disorders

pediatric-sleep-disorders-child-sleeping-with-bear.jpg Sleep disorders in children and adolescents are common and can even affect infants. Studies have shown that poor sleep quality and quantity in children are associated with multiple problems, including academic, behavioral, developmental , cardiovascular, metabolic, social difficulties, weight abnormalities and other health problems. 

Children may suffer from problems falling or staying asleep.

These problems can be due to physiological issues such as obstructive sleep apnea, abnormal or disruptive behaviors during sleep such as sleepwalking or other parasomnias symptoms.

Other issues occur near sleep onset such as restless legs syndrome , and daytime symptoms such as excessive sleepiness and others.

While adults may suffer from the same problems, the way symptoms are experienced and identified in children may be different from those seen in adults and treated differently. 

What We Treat

Our team offers evaluation and treatment for all types of pediatric sleep disorders, including:

  • Bedwetting
  • Behavioral sleep disorders, including nightmares/night terrors and unwillingness to go to sleep
  • Breathing issues during sleep, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea 
  • Children who require respiratory support with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP)  
  • Children with tracheostomy and on home ventilators who require optimization of their ventilator settings or need tracheostomy capping sleep studies

Our pediatric sleep experts also see children with sleep problems that complicate other medical disorders, including asthma , autism, epilepsy, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), craniofacial disorders , obesity and neuromuscular disorders.

We work hand-in-hand with the child's other physicians to ensure comprehensive care.

Meet Our Pediatric Specialists