Sleep Better, Live Better.
At Ocean Sleep Medicine we provides assessment and treatment for infants, children, and young adults who have sleep disorders.
Poor quality sleep can affect a child’s behavior—increasing likelihood of irritability and tantrums, for example—and can lead to problems paying attention and completing work in school. Additionally, children and young adults who have episodes of sleepwalking can experience accidents and injuries.
Long-term effects of obstructive sleep apnea, on the other hand, can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, and stroke.
At Ocean Sleep Medicine we provide care for patients experiencing a number of sleep-related issues, including but not limited to:
Disruptive patterns of waking and sleep
Problems with falling asleep or staying asleep
Jerking of the body that disturbs sleep
Falling asleep at odd times
Seizures during sleep
Movement while sleeping, such as head banging
Night terrors, sleep walking, or talking in their sleep
Snoring or times when breathing stops during sleep
Your Child’s Sleep Study Visit - What to Expect
Upon arrival at the Pediatric Sleep Clinic for your child’s sleep study appointment, you and your child will meet with a technician who will explain the procedures. One parent/guardian is required to be present for the duration of the study, and will sleep in the same room as the child.
In order to properly monitor your child during sleep, wires may be taped or glued to his or her head, face, chest, leg, and/or finger. These will only be attached at the skin’s surface; there are no needles or invasive procedures.
Your child is encouraged to bring his or her own pajamas, blankets, pillows, and/or anything else that will help them feel comfortable and at home. A technician in another room will monitor your child’s sleep overnight. Sleep study results will be forwarded to the referring provider for review.