Getting a good night's sleep is incredibly important for your child's health and well-being. Sleep problems such as sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, and behavioral sleep problems are common and can seriously affect your child's general health, academic functioning, behavior, and mood. The Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, treatment and follow-up for a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders in children and adolescents. The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center's goal is to find the best solutions to your child's sleep issues and to help them sleep better. The center offers state-of-the-art technology designed to evaluate sleep physiology and treat sleep-related disordered breathing.
ACH is one of only a few pediatric hospitals in the nation to receive full-service accreditation from the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers (American Academy of Sleep Medicine). Nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), we offer the highest standard of care, commitment to quality services and dedication to our patients
The Sleep Disorders Lab only AASM accredited pediatric sleep disorders lab in the state; offers state-of-the-art technology designed to evaluate sleep physiology, diagnose sleep disorders and guide treatment of sleep-related disordered breathing.
Getting a good night's sleep is incredibly important for your child's health and well-being. Sleep is vital for learning and memory and lack of sleep impacts a child's health negatively. At Arkansas Children's we work to make your child healthier tomorrow by treating sleep problems such as sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, and behavioral sleep problems are common and can seriously affect your child's general health, academic functioning, behavior, and mood.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where breathing is affected during sleep due to obstruction of the upper airway. This occurs during sleep because the muscles in the airway relax and the airway partially closes.
Excessive sleepiness is a symptom caused by poor sleep habits, an irregular sleep schedule, obstructive sleep apnea, medications, and other underlying medical conditions.
Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnolence are disorders of excessive sleep (hypersomnolence). Both of these problems may be evaluated with a polysomnogram to rule out other sleep problems followed by a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) which evaluates the sleepiness of the child. Treatments may consist of individualized medication management, scheduled naps and modifications of work/school schedules.
Parasomnias are a group of sleep disorders that involve undesirable physical events or experiences that occur while falling asleep, during sleep, or while waking up from sleep.
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) are repetitive limb movements that occur every few seconds during sleep.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a movement disorder characterized by an uncomfortable sensation or irresistible urge to move your legs that occurs while awake and relaxing.
Infants, children and adolescents may develop bad sleep habits surrounding bedtime. These may include delayed bedtimes, difficulty falling asleep, frequent arousals/waking during the night, and difficulty waking up in the morning.
The Sleep Disorders Center Team at Arkansas Children's takes a comprehensive, team approach customized to treating your child's care. Choose the Sleep Disorders Center Team at Arkansas Children's, where you'll be treated by some of the best available.
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Behavioral modification therapy can improve your child's sleep by changing their behavior before bedtime as well as changing things that keep your child from falling asleep or staying asleep. It helps your child develop habits that promote a healthy pattern of sleep.
An effective therapy to treat obstructive sleep apneas (OSA) and sleep-disordered breathing in children and adolescents is with non-invasive positive airway pressure (PAP). PAP therapy involves the delivery of room air by way of a bedside machine that delivers a stream of air to the child's airway using an oral or nasal mask. This stream of air prevents airway collapse.
The term "sleep hygiene" refers to healthy sleep habits that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Sleep hygiene is a variety of good sleep habits that are necessary to have quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.
Actigraphy is worn like a watch on the wrist and is used to assess cycles of activity and rest over several days or weeks. It measures activity through light and movement.
Our Sleep Clinic is available by physician referral. An outpatient clinic visit consists of a comprehensive evaluation which may include a physical exam, lab tests and x-rays.
The Sleep Disorders Center may use the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) to measure how alert you are during the day.
The multiple sleep latency test is used to measure the tendency to fall asleep during the daytime after a good night’s sleep.
An overnight polysomnogram (PSG), also known as a sleep study, is used to diagnose sleep disorders. The test is available upon request from the provider and most polysomnograms are performed in the sleep lab.
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