About the Sleep Disorders Clinic
ACH is one of only a few pediatric hospitals in the nation to receive full service accreditation from the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers. Our staff works exclusively with children and adolescents. We have both specialized medical expertise and a unique understanding of the educational and comfort needs of children and their parents. ACH offers advanced techniques for diagnosis and management of sleep problems such as: infant, central and obstructive apnea (absence of breathing during sleep); sleep hygiene; and parasomnias such as sleep walking, sleep talking, night terrors, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, periodic limb movements and sleep phase delay.
Did You Know?
- Daytime performance and school grades might be impaired by sleep apnea (absence of breathing during sleep) and poor sleep habits.
- Daytime sleepiness, hyperactivity and aggressive behavior can often be noted in children that snore.
- Obstructive sleep apnea is present in up to 20 percent of children in the lowest 10th percentile of their school class.
- Infants should sleep on their backs in a crib with a firm, tight-fitting mattress to reduce the risk of the child rolling over and suffocating on bedding.
501-364-4000, Menu Option 2
- Comprehensive clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, treatment and long term management for a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders in children and adolescents including but not limited to obstructive sleep apnea, difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep, behavioral insomnia, organic parasomnias, narcolepsy, delayed sleep phase disorder, periodic limb movement disorder and central sleep apnea
- The only AASM accredited pediatric sleep center in the state, offers state-of-the-art technology designed to evaluate sleep physiology and treat sleep-related disordered breathing
Pulmonary Clinic, 2nd Floor
Supriya Jambhekar, MD
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to ACH. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Hospital Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000, option 1 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.