Pediatric Sleep Study Specialist

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ApneCare Sleep Lab

Sleep Lab located in Mesa, AZ & Bakersfield, CA

Adults aren’t the only ones who suffer from problems sleeping — as many as 25-30% of infants and children are also plagued with issues that affect their sleep. From sleepwalking to sleep apnea, millions of children aren’t getting the sleep they need. At ApneCare Sleep Lab in Mesa, Arizona, and Bakersfield, California, sleep technologists are on-hand to provide comprehensive sleep studies designed for the pediatric patient. To find out what is disturbing your child’s sleep, call or book an appointment online.

Pediatric Sleep Study Q & A

What sleep problems affect children?

Infants and children suffer from many of the same problems as adults when it comes to sleeping issues, such as:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleepwalking
  • Snoring 

However, there are a number of sleep problems that are unique to children, such as: 

  • Inability to settle down for sleep
  • Night terrors or nightmares
  • Bedwetting
  • Headbanging

In fact, a case can be made that children have more sleep problems than adults thanks to their developing minds and bodies.

Why should I have my child’s sleep studied?

Just as lack of sleep or poor sleep negatively impacts adults, the same holds true for children and, in many cases, the effects are more serious. Children with sleep problems, especially school-aged children, often exhibit many adverse results from lack of proper sleep, including:

  • Poor performance at school
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • The inability to get up for school
  • Learning and behavioral problems

Because children are in a developmental phase, both mentally and physically, sleep disorders may lead to cardiovascular and metabolic issues.

A sleep study is the best first step in understanding your child’s sleep patterns, allowing you and your doctor to get to the bottom of the issue and get started on a treatment program.

How do you perform a sleep study on a child?

The ApneCare Sleep Labs feature rooms that are designed to put every client at ease in order to encourage sleep. The highly-trained staff has extensive experience in dealing with younger patients and they work toward making your child feel as safe and comfortable as possible during his or her overnight stay. By demonstrating that the procedures are entirely painless, the sleep specialists ensure that your child is free from any anxiety.

ApneCare Sleep Lab also is equipped with comfortable accommodations for the caretaker — indeed all children under 18 must be accompanied by a caretaker. By providing a safe place for both you and your child, ApneCare Sleep Lab is able to perform a comprehensive sleep study that will have all of you sleeping easier in no time.

If your child is having problems sleeping, this is one sleepover you don’t want to miss. Call ApneCare Sleep Lab to learn more, or use the online booking tool to schedule a visit.