Sleep Laboratory

The Sleep Laboratory at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is specially designed to treat infants to young adults with sleep disorders. Patients suspected of having a sleep disorder are often referred to our Sleep Laboratory for an in-depth overnight sleep study. Our lab offers individualized rooms for each patient, allowing families to stay overnight with their children.

Our overnight sleep studies are performed at our main campus location and include a team of sleep medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and registered sleep technologists who work together to diagnose and treat each patient’s specific needs.

What is a Sleep Study?

Sleep studies can help diagnose specific sleep problems. During a sleep study, small electrodes are placed on the patient to record sleep activities. More than 1,000 pages of information with audio and video are recorded during the night, with technologists present at all times to monitor the patient and evaluate the recordings. Once the sleep study is complete, they are read by our board-certified sleep physician. Learn more about our sleep studies.

Sleep Studies Performed in Our Lab

Our team offers many sleep studies, including:

  • Overnight polysomnography
  • Ventilation studies
  • Multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT)
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) titration
  • Supplemental oxygen titrations

Education and Training in Our Lab

We know the family is an important part of the care team. That’s why we provide the patient and family with education and training, including:

  • Positive airway pressure mask education and acclimation for PAP therapy

Conditions We Assist With

Our sleep specialists assist with a wide range of sleep-related conditions, including:

  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Degenerative muscle disease with chronic respiratory failure
  • Hypoventilation syndrome
  • Respiratory control disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Genetic disorders

Our staff also provides recommendations about supplemental oxygen, non-invasive ventilator support in the form of CPAP or BiPAP and mechanical assisted ventilation during sleep.

Treating Premature Infants

Our Sleep Laboratory provides specialized care for premature infants, including bedside sleep studies in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our team uses a portable sleep unit to care for babies in the NICU and closely monitors infants for any breathing problems before they are discharged.

Patient Forms

We've provided our patients and families with a variety of helpful forms. Find information on how to prepare for a sleep study and what to expect after.

Location Information

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