St. Mary's Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
Can Help with Your Child's Sleeping Problems
Sleep Apnea affects an estimated 2% of all children, many who are undiagnosed. If left untreated sleep apnea can lead to a number of health issues including heart, behavior, learning and growth problems.
St. Mary’s Center for Children is here to help! Our Pediatric Sleep Program is Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is overseen by Medical Director, Dr. David Gozal, an internationally-trained and recognized pediatric pulmonologist offering breakthrough treatments for children with sleep problems. Our on-site pediatric sleep clinic provides overnight sleep studies staffed by specially-trained sleep technicians. Infant studies are completed in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Our family-centered approach to care incorporates support, education and training. Telemedicine appointments available are for initial consultation in some cases. The Center for Children also offers easy access to other pediatric sub-specialists if needed, including psychology, pulmonology, neurology and a developmental pediatrician.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea include:
- Frequent snoring
- Failure to thrive
- Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
- Problems sleeping and restless sleep
- Problems breathing throughout the night
- Sleepiness during the day
- Difficulty paying attention
- Behavior Problems
Children who are overweight or have down syndrome, cerebral palsy or craniofacial abnormalities are at higher risk for sleep apnea.
Please call the Center for Children (812) 485-7425 for further information about referrals to Dr. Gozal.