Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Children’s Health℠ Sleep Disorders Center

The largest program in North Texas accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, treating all forms of pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders

Sleep is as important for growing children as nutrition and exercise. If your child is struggling with sleep problems, they may be at risk for behavioral / medical issues including lower school performance, focus and attention, mood issues and obesity or delayed growth. Getting them the care they need is crucial to set them on a path for success later in life.

Our Sleep Disorders Program at Children's Health℠ is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine which recognizes our high standards of care to treat sleep disorders. You can be confident that your child will receive an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment possible to help resolve their sleep issues. 

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Sleep Studies Lab

The Sleep Studies Lab at Children’s Health is your family’s trusted partner in diagnosing, treating and monitoring your child’s sleep challenges.

We are the only dedicated pediatric sleep center in North Texas accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine that offers comprehensive treatment for all forms of sleep disorders.

Sleep technologists performing the sleep studies have highly specialized training and include strong backgrounds in neurophysiology, respiratory therapy and/or sleep technology.

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Collaborative specialty care for more than a century

For more than 100 years, Children’s Health has put children first. Our goal has always been to offer children the finest care, backed by cutting-edge research and nationally recognized physicians.

All the providers are faculty at UT Southwestern and are actively involved in research, with some of our recent studies focusing on narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.

When your child is being treated in our Sleep Disorders Program, you will have access to a team of experts trained in the various functions impacted by and during sleep. This committed team includes:

Sleep does not come easy for 20% - 30% of children in the U.S., causing other health problems including obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Children's Health Sleep Disorders Center
  • Neurophysiologist 
  • Neurologists 
  • Otolaryngologist (ENT)
  • Pediatricians and nurse practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Registered sleep technologists 
  • Respiratory therapists

Sleep medicine provides answers for sleep disorders

Sleep Medicine studies, diagnoses and provides treatment plans to address sleep disorders. If your child is having problems staying awake or sleeping fully, there are several symptoms to look for that indicate they might need an evaluation (sleep study) conducted in the sleep studies lab.

The Sleep Medicine team will read the data from the evaluation and determine how the factors work together and influence other systems. They will discuss the findings with your family and create a treatment plan that works for your child. This may include follow-up, a therapeutic device or additional appointments with a specialist – like a pulmonologist if there are underlying respiratory issues.

Our Sleep Studies Lab diagnoses and develops care for children with sleep issues and other multi-symptom disorders

Our experienced team knows that sleep issues can impact multiple bodily functions. It can become especially complex when children with chronic conditions or multiple symptoms have problems sleeping or staying awake during the day. It can take a toll on their daily lives, and sometimes make their symptoms worse. We provide comprehensive care that addresses how sleep disorders can impact children with:

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