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Sleep Center

Established in 1989, the Sleep Center at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital is the region's leader in diagnosing and treating sleeping problems in infants, toddlers, adolescents and teens arising from medical conditions or from behavioral or developmental problems.The sleep center program physicians are board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. It is the longest standing sleep center that is solely dedicated to serving children in Connecticut.

Sleep Center

Patients of the Sleep Program receive comprehensive, state-of-the-art care in a warm, kid-friendly environment supervised by highly trained physicians and technicians who are experts in diagnosing a wide variety of sleep disorders.

Evaluation for a suspected sleep-related breathing problem begins with an initial consultation with a pediatric pulmonologist in the Pediatric Sleep Center to determine the most appropriate method of sleep assessment. Examples of referrals include those for:

  • Snoring
  • Noisy breathing
  • Upper airway obstruction
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Cyanotic or choking spells
  • Nocturnal asthma
  • Infants with apparent life threatening events
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • Neuromuscular disease with hypoventilation
  • Pre and post-operative evaluation for scoliosis, spina bifida, cleft palate and other neurosurgical and craniofacial disorders
  • Determination of respiratory needs for oxygen and ventilatory support
  • Sleep disturbance including Parasomnias
Yale School of Medicine
Magnet Recognition Best Hospitals 2012-2013

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