Pediatric Sleep Disorders

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Sleep is one of the most important building blocks for your child’s development, and it may also be one of the hardest to get. If your child can’t sleep, it might be impacting their performance in school and making it hard for them to have energy to play and be a kid. And your child’s sleep issues are probably keeping you up at night too.

We’re here to help the whole family sleep better. We provide a full range of evaluations and treatments for children from birth through young adulthood who experience sleepiness or sleeplessness.

We can help diagnose and treat any sleep-related issue in your child, including children who have:

  • Sleep apnea.
  • Genetic and craniofacial syndromes with associated sleep apnea and sleep problems.
  • Oxygen or other forms of ventilator support.
  • Behavioral and developmental disorders that can be associated with sleep problems, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

We take a holistic approach that addresses not only the physical but also the emotional and environmental factors affecting sleep, including nutrition, stress management, and exercise.

We also conduct electroencephalogram (EEG) tests, which detect electrical activity in the brain and can help diagnose epilepsy. EEG results are evaluated by pediatric neurologists from Stanford Medicine Children Health’s Brain and Behavior Center.

Why choose Stanford Medicine Children’s Health:

  • We are proud to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for our high-quality patient care.
  • We are the only Bay Area sleep center that evaluates children younger than 2 years old.
  • We partner with medical device manufacturers to bring new treatments to your child. Recent collaborations include a noninvasive respiration rate tracker for patients with asthma.
  • Our doctors specialize in sleep medicine and pediatric pulmonology, helping us deliver high-quality, comprehensive care for medically complex patients with respiratory and sleep problems. The team also includes registered respiratory therapists and registered polysomnographic technicians.

If your child needs a sleep study, it will be conducted at our sleep lab at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, a Stanford Medicine Children’s Health community partner hospital. One parent can sleep in the same room as the child during overnight stays. Depending on the child’s needs, we also offer actigraphy—a way to monitor sleep patterns by wearing a watch-like device on the wrist instead of conducting a traditional sleep study.

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