These resources can help you and your child get ready for your appointment at our Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Logging your child’s sleep
Making a record of your child’s sleep can be a big help in diagnosing problems. Here is a sleep chart (pdf) you can use. If you fill out the chart for a couple of weeks before you come in for a consultation, it will help us understand your child’s sleep. You may even start to spot problematic sleep patterns before you come to your appointment.
If you are coming to one of our laboratories for a sleep study, you and your child probably have a lot of questions about what to expect. In this Sleep study walkthrough, your family can follow a patient and his dad as they complete a sleep study.
This list of Frequently asked questions regarding the Sleep Laboratory (pdf) explains the different kinds of tests we do at the Sleep Labs. Please review it a few days before your child’s test so that you can know how to get ready and what to bring.
You can also learn more about sleep studies (also called “polysomnography”) here.
If you need to cancel your appointment for a sleep study, please contact us immediately. On weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., please call the scheduling office at 781-216-2570. At other times, call the page operator at 617-355-6363 and ask to page the chief technologist for the Sleep Lab where your appointment is scheduled (Boston Lab page #0804; Waltham Lab page #6638).