Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program
Yale is the regional leader in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sleep problems in infants, toddlers, children, and teens. Sleep problems can be linked to respiratory issues, or may stem from other medical, behavioral, or developmental concerns. We are dedicated to working with each family to locate the source of the child’s sleep issues, and to find a way to better sleep. No matter the cause, we will deliver comprehensive, compassionate care for each child’s sleep challenges in a warm, child-friendly environment.
Our staff includes physicians who are board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, and sleep medicine. We are the only center in the state staffed exclusively with board-certified specialists. In addition to diagnosis and treatment of sleep issues, we provide support for patients in need of oxygen and ventilators, and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration and management.
Nonrespiratory sleep complaints we treat include:
- Insomnia, including difficulties falling asleep and nocturnal awakenings
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep disturbance, including parasomnias (sleep walking, night terrors, nightmares, and bed wetting)
Respiratory sleep problems include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea with snoring, noisy breathing, disrupted sleep, or daytime sleepiness and/or attention problems
- Life-threatening eventsin infancy
- Respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease, including muscular dystrophy
- Pre- and post-operative evaluation for scoliosis, spina bifida, cleft palate, and other neurosurgical and craniofacial disorders