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What Makes the ACH Sleep Disorders Center Different

The Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, treatment and follow-up for a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders in children and adolescents. The center offers state-of-the-art technology designed to evaluate sleep physiology and treat sleep-related disordered breathing.

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. The Sleep Disorders Center 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.

Findings from an individualized physical, as well as the results from specific diagnostic procedures, determine the diagnosis and treatment of each patient. After appropriate data is gathered, the team, consisting of physicians from several specialties, the sleep disorders nurse and specialized sleep technicians meets to review the diagnosis and make a multi-specialty treatment plan. Treatment options may include family teaching/instruction by the staff, providing positive airway pressure, providing behavioral counseling and/or medication and surgical procedures such as a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, uvulpapatoplasty and tracheostomy.

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