Dell Children's Medical Center - Sleep Studies Center
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Dell Children's Medical Center - Sleep Studies Center

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Doctors at Dell Children’s Medical Center - Sleep Studies Center in Austin, Texas, provide personalized care for children with sleep disorders.

Sleep disorders in children and teens

When your child has a sleep disorder, it can affect your child’s physical and emotional health. Pediatric sleep medicine doctors at Dell Children’s Medical Center - Sleep Studies Center listen to understand your concerns about your child’s breathing, napping and nightly sleep routine. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that helps improve their quality of sleep. Our care team provides diagnostic sleep studies designed for children. These tests help determine if your child has a sleep disorder and if it may be affecting your child’s heart, lungs and brain. 

Symptoms of a sleep disorder may include excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, behavior problems and learning difficulties. Our pediatric sleep doctors specialize in treatments for pediatric sleep disorders, including:

  • Behavioral insomnia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep talking, terrors)
  • Restless leg syndrome

Treatments for children with sleep disorders 

Our doctor and nurse deliver a personalized care plan for your child’s needs. Treating a pediatric sleep disorder is different than treatments for adult sleep apnea and other types of sleep conditions. We provide a range of tests and treatment options, including:

  • Melatonin therapy and medication management
  • Morning bright light therapy
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Removing tonsils and adenoids to treat sleep apnea
  • Sleep test called polysomnography
  • Sleep hygiene assessment
  • Sleep-wake schedule