Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center
The Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center has helped thousands of people get back to a fully functioning life. Our sleep center is one of the few comprehensive sleep disorders centers accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and one of only a handful in New Jersey that performs comprehensive pediatric sleep studies for children from birth to 18 years.
The Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center can treat the full spectrum of sleep disorders and has the capability to serve children with special needs as well as high-risk children.
A Team of Specialists
The center, one of the first in New Jersey, performed its first sleep study in 1979. Since then, it has evolved to include a staff of specialists in psychiatry, psychology, pulmonary medicine, pediatrics, otolaryngology, and dentistry.
Our specialized staff, operating under the supervision of board-certified sleep physicians, is available to meet all of your family’s needs.
A sleep study, or polysomnogram, is a comprehensive recording of your child’s sleep. The sleep study is non-invasive and painless and will assess your child’s sleep pattern, including disrupted breathing, snoring, leg movements, heart rhythms and oxygen levels.
We understand that this may be stressful for both you and your child, so accommodations are made for you to stay with your child to make both of you feel more comfortable.
After the sleep study is complete, a light breakfast will be provided and your child’s test results will be evaluated and returned to your referring physician. Your physician, along with our sleep center team will review the study and recommend a treatment plan for your child.
About Sleep Disorders
Good sleep is essential for proper growth and development for all children. Often, sleep disorders can lead to other, more serious medical conditions. It is estimated that more than 2 million children suffer from sleep disorders, and about 69% of children under the age of 10 have some type of sleep problem.
Sleep disorders can be detrimental to your child’s growth and development. In fact, a recent study of first grade students found that 18% of the students in the lowest 10% of the class had Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The proper treatment of OSA led to significant improvements in their school performance.
Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
- Choking and gasping in sleep
- Struggling to breathe
- Mouth breathing
- Restless sleep
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Sleep walking
- Night terrors
- Night sweats
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Periodic limb movements
- Failure to gain weight
- Behavioral problems