Sleep Disorders Center: What We Treat

  • Sleep breathing disorders –such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea.
  • Snoring (which can be a serious symptom of OSA)
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (Hypersomnia)
  • Delayed or early bedtimes (Circadian rhythm disorder)
  • Nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep talking, sleep terror (Parasomnias)
  • Difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep (Insomnia).
  • Kicking and/or jerky legs in sleep (Periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Excessive sleepiness affecting daytime performance (Narcolepsy)
  • Apnea in newborn / infants.

In addition, we perform studies for evaluation and assessment of:

  • Tracheotomy tube removal
  • Bi-PAP titrations
  • CPAP titrations
  • Oxygen titrations

Conditions

Conditions frequently associated with sleep disturbances

  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Enlarged adenoids or tonsils
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Neuromuscular weakness / Down syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Depression and other psychiatric conditions
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • GERD
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Craniofacial abnormalities
  • Neurological disorders (such as seizures)

Sleep Evaluations

When to consider a sleep evaluation for your child

If your child experiences any of the following symptoms, contact your pediatrician and ask about a sleep study or an evaluation at our Sleep Disorders Clinic.

  • Snoring and gasping during sleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Poor school performance
  • Attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Bedwetting
  • Vivid and frightening dreams
  • Refusing to go to bed
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Body rocking or head banging
  • Restless legs / jerky legs during sleep
  • Sleepwalking or sleep-talking
  • Sleep related seizures
  • Sleep related eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Sleeping at school
  • Screaming during sleep
  • Falling asleep in unusual situations
  • Delayed sleep time

Related Links:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is your professional organization dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, the advancement of sleep research, and public and professional education.

National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.

Narcolepsy Network
Is a nonprofit organization that educates and informs individuals with narcolepsy and provides emotional support and resources to encourage and assists patients and there families. Narcolepsy Network also serves as an advocate to promote early diagnosis and increase public awareness.

Contact Sleep Disorders Center at Children's Dallas

214-456-2793