Pediatric Sleep Disorders Care

Sleep disorder symptoms in children

If your child exhibits any of these signs and symptoms of sleep disorders, we can help. Please call 317-355-4682 to learn more and make an appointment:

  • Snoring or noisy breathing
  • Mouth breathing while awake
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • School difficulty, acts up in school, falling asleep in class, etc.
  • Grinding teeth
  • Difficulty waking up or falling asleep
  • Nightmares
  • Sleep walking and sleep talking
  • Repetitive leg kicking in sleep
  • Bedwetting
  • Restless sleep
  • Irritable during the day

Of course, not all sleep problems represent a sleep disorder, but poor quality of sleep can be related to many serious health risks and should be diagnosed and treated by a board certified sleep physician.

Pediatric sleep studies

A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram, measures the quality of a person’s sleep. The sleep study allows our sleep specialist to diagnose and treat many sleep disorders.

The test does NOT hurt. It is painless and non-invasive and occurs in our state-of-the-art sleep laboratory. We use tape or sticky paste to place all electrodes on your child. We do not use any needles or drugs. You and your child will be snuggled in a beautiful comfortable room, similar to what you would find in an upscale hotel room. Our equipment and monitors are located in the central control room so as not to alarm or disrupt you and your child’s sleep.

The data we are gathering while we watch your child sleep includes:

  • Brain activity
  • Muscle tone
  • Heart rate
  • Breathing movements and patterns
  • Airflow and oxygen levels
  • Arm and leg movements

Take a tour

You and your child are welcome to visit the sleep center prior to the sleep study date for a tour and description. Please contact the sleep lab to set a time to stop by and get a tour of the facility.

How to prepare

This information will help you and your child prepare for a sleep study. For questions, please contact your sleep study location. To change or cancel an appointment call 317-355-4682 (24-hour notice required for cancelations).

Can I stay with my child?

  • One parent or legal guardian must stay for the entire sleep study. Each private sleep suite has a full and twin bed for you and your child's comfort. Our suites also feature a television and DVD player.

Prior to study

  • You will be contacted 24 to 48 hours before your child's sleep study.
  • At that time please let us know if there has been any change in your child's health, medication, etc.

Day of the sleep study

  • Try to withhold naps on the day of study.
  • Do not give your child any food or drinks that have caffeine such as soda or chocolate.
  • Your child needs to be bathed with clean and dry hair with no lotion or cream on your child's skin.
  • Pack an overnight bag for you and your child.
  • Arrive at the sleep center at 8:30 p.m.

What should we pack in our overnight bag?

  • Special blanket, pillow or other items that your child usually sleeps with or that will make your child feel at home.
  • Two sets of two-piece-pajamas; we prefer cotton bottoms and tops without zippers or a pair of shorts and T-shirt.
  • Special food or drink, bottle or sippy cup, diapers, training pants if child is not fully potty-trained or child has history of bed-wetting; toothbrush/paste and any other personal hygiene items.
  • All medication needed while at center; the sleep center does not provide any medication.