Pediatric Sleep Medicine

If your child is having difficulty sleeping, you may want to see a sleep specialist who is trained in children’s sleep disorders.

UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center board-certified pulmonary and neurology sleep specialists work together to help you and your child resolve sleep problems so that your child can lead a healthier life. Whether it’s sleep apnea, leg movement disorders or snoring, sleep problems can have significant consequences on the health and functioning of your child. Sleep disorders can cause a variety of problems during childhood, such as:

    • Negative impact on growth and development
    • Headaches
    • Difficulties in learning as memories are stored while sleeping
    • Lack of motivation to learn
    • Poor focus and attention
    • Less participation in activities
    • Irritability and fussiness

Sleep Disorders We Treat

Diagnosis and treatment is available for sleep disorders, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Periodic leg movement syndrome
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnias (night terrors, sleep walking)
  • Delayed sleep phase syndrome
  • Narcolepsy and cataplexy
  • Behavioral insomnia of childhood

In some cases sleep disorders overlap with neurological conditions (such as epilepsy), so accurate diagnosis is key. Our team includes a epileptologist (pediatric neurologist with additional training in epilepsy).

Treatment plans may include behavioral modifications, medications, removal of enlarged tonsils and adenoids and/or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

The center is proud to have the only board-certified pediatric sleep medicine specialists in Central Massachusetts.


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We do too.

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Available Locations:

UMass Memorial
Children’s Medical Center
University Campus

55 Lake Avenue North,
Worcester, MA 01655

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Maternity
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Campus
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Pediatric Specialty Care
UMass Memorial at Southborough
28 Newton Street
Southborough, MA 01772 

 

The National Children's Study

Telephone: 508-856-4155