Pediatric sleep studies are used to diagnose sleep disorders in children, including narcolepsy, insomnia, and sleep apnea. Although the method of performing the study is similar to an adult overnight sleep study, children need special attention and care from sleep medicine specialists used to treating pediatric patients.
Pediatric sleep studies are also known as pediatric polysomnograms, or PSGs. During a sleep study, kids are monitored throughout the entire night by a technician who is always available to answer questions and provide care when necessary. As with adults, kids will be attached to a series of machines to measure eye movement, muscle activity, heart activity, and brain activity. Respiratory rates, body position, and snoring are also monitored, along with any other diagnostic services requested by the referring pediatrician.
Sleep Dynamics is pleased to offer pediatric sleep studies in Central New Jersey that are comfortable for kids and parents alike. If your child needs a sleep study, call us today at (848) 217-0240 for more information or to make an appointment.