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Cleveland Clinic pediatric sleep specialists conduct a thorough medical and sleep history as well as a physical examination to identify any medical problems. At our Sleep Disorders Center, we offer a dedicated pediatric sleep laboratory for overnight sleep studies, which accommodates parents as well, so families can feel comfortable while the appropriate diagnostic tests are performed.
We also utilize actigraphy and sleep logs to help diagnose sleep disorders. Treatment includes surgery and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP; e.g. in case of obstructive sleep apnea), micronutrients, bright light therapy or medications. Behavioral techniques and adjustment of children’s sleep schedules are also coordinated for many sleep disorders.
Our staff sees patients of all ages for consultations at our main Sleep Disorders Center and at some Cleveland Clinic community hospitals and family health centers. Sleep studies are performed at the Sleep Disorders Center for children of all ages and at multiple regional sleep labs for patients ages 12 and older.