A sleepless child means your house also has at least one sleepless parent—and maybe suffering siblings as well. If your child struggles with sleep, snores, exhibits symptoms of excessive daytime drowsiness—or, conversely, is hyperactive during the day—he or she might benefit from an overnight sleep study.
A night spent in a lab, hooked up to wires, might not sound like much fun (especially for those already short on sleep), but rest assured, our Yale Medicine pediatric sleep specialists are highly experienced at putting even the most over-tired (and grumpy) children at ease.
We have two state-of-the art, pediatric-only sleep labs, one located at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and the other at Bridgeport Hospital. Parents can sleep in a bed alongside their child if they like, too.
“We have been providing pediatric-specific, family-centered care for children who need their sleep assessed and treated for 20 years,” says Yale Medicine’s Craig A. Canapari, MD, director of the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program. “Our laboratory is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and our technicians have extensive experience working with children to make their time with us as pleasant and unintimidating as possible.