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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
The Sleep Center offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pediatric sleep problems, from the most common to the most complex, tailored to your family’s needs. After an initial consultation, we will work with you to determine the best diagnostic tools and treatment options.
If we suspect your child has certain problems such as sleep apnea, unusual nighttime events or narcolepsy, we may order additional tests. Boston Children’s performs some 2000 sleep studies per year, collecting as much data as we can while making children and families feel at home.
To study how your child sleeps, we may recommend one or more of the following.
During your clinic visit, our team will decide if an actigraph monitor is right for your child. An actigraph is a non-invasive, validated watch-like device that captures and stores data about activity levels that is converted through a computer program into sleep-wake patterns. Wearing this watch-like monitor for one to three weeks in the home setting allows us to track your child's activity and rest periods over a longer duration.
Behavioral modification for sleep problems
Other Sleep Treatments
In some circumstances, over-the-counter or prescription medications may be recommended to address your child’s sleep problems; we may also suggest adjustments in medications your child may already be taking. In special circumstances, we may refer your child to other specialists for help with sleep problems associated with conditions such as respiratory disorders, neuromuscular disease, developmental disorders, abnormalities in facial structure and seizures.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”