A Sleep Lab clinician wires a girl for a sleep stud, after our Child Life specialists have given her a "sleep patient" doll and worked with her to help her understand the process.
Sleep problems can cause sleep deprivation and contribute to learning, mood and social behavior troubles. Your child’s sleep problems can make life challenging for your family and everyone around them. Sleep problems in teens can have serious consequences. Sleep deprived teenagers are more likely to get poor grades and can become dangerous drivers.
Children’s Hospital provides treatment and consultation for sleep disorders that affect babies, children, and young people up to age 21. Only inpatient testing (sleep studies) is performed at the Oakland facility. When sleep studies are required for outpatients, we collaborate with Lucille Packard Children's Hospital and other local facilities to facilitate your tests.
Sleep disorders, such as problems falling asleep and sleep apnea can affect the part of the brain that helps your child to control their actions and their response to feelings. Getting enough sleep is a priority for children and affects their growth, development and overall health.
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A consultation with Children’s Hospital pediatric specialists is the best way to begin to evaluate your child's sleep problems. Children’s team of sub-specialty trained pediatric pulmonary and ENT (otolaryngologists) physicians work together to evaluate patients with sleep disrupted breathing. The consultation will assess if your child needs treatment to improve sleep hygiene and if they would benefit from a sleep study.
Sleep Study: Inpatient
If it is determined that your child would benefit from a sleep study, Children's Hospital pediatric-registered polysomnographers provide the service in-house for inpatients. They have years of experience helping kids ease through the sometimes awkward, but painless, procedure.
Though Children’s Sleep Lab is advanced, it is specially designed to be kid-friendly. Monitors and equipment are in a separate room, so the technology won't make a child anxious. Parents are requested to stay overnight in their own beds, in the same sleep suite as their child.
Sleep Study: Outpatient
When outpatients require sleep studies there are facilites available nearby. Children's Hospital collaborates with Lucille Packard Children's Hospital and other local facilities to facilitate sleep tests for outpatients.
Sleep studies can clarify issues and guide interventions that work. Getting the proper information, diagnosis, and treatment from the start can make a huge contribution to both the mental health and physical well being of a child. Whatever the sleep study reveals, solutions are available at Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland.
CLINICS and OUTPATIENT SERVICES
For Sleep Consultation
Phone: (510) 428-3885 ext.5381
Fax: (510) 597-7154
For Sleep Study Site Information
Outpatient Testing Resources
Outpatient Center — Map/Directions
744 52nd St
Oakland, CA 94609
Appointments also available at specialty care offices: