Quality rest is what we do best
Parents know good sleep is essential for healthy growth and functioning. Parents also know that good sleep can be hard to come by.
Families seek out the Children’s Sleep Center for our experience in treating rare and common sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents. At Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota we specialize in identifying and treating the full gamut of sleep challenges, ranging from difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or with breathing during sleep, to difficulties waking up and staying awake.
Kids are not little adults, and neither are their sleep symptoms. All of our sleep physicians are pediatricians that are board-certified in pediatric sleep disorders, and our program is:
- One of the only pediatric-centered programs in the region
- One of only a handful that is nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
A team solution for sleep resolution
Poor sleep can frustrate the entire family. So we work with families to understand what’s normal and what’s not, and we individually tailor interventions for each patient.
No matter how difficult your situation feels, reaching out for support is your first step. Our highly-trained pediatric physicians, nurses, psychologist, technologists and support staff work with your family to complete a thorough evaluation and develop a custom sleep solution with support that follows you home. Getting better sleep may come through behavioral adjustments, surgical interventions or medication.
Our Children’s sleep lab is second to none
Not all sleep problems require an overnight sleep study, but if our team decides your child needs one, Children’s is the place to be. At our 6-bed sleep lab, we have experienced cardiopulmonary technologists (CPTs) who are all respiratory therapists with additional training and certification. They know children, and they know how to use technology geared specifically for pediatric sleep studies.
During a sleep study, your child works with one dedicated cardiopulmonary technologist (CPT), who monitors and responds to your child’s needs throughout the night. This level of attention is different from adult sleep labs or even other pediatric sleep labs.