Pediatric Sleep Center
The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, offers comprehensive evaluation and care for children with sleep and sleep-related breathing disorders, including:
- Snoring and suspected sleep apnea
- Known obstructive sleep apnea requiring CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure) therapy
- Suspected sleep-related respiratory failure or apnea related to neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy
- Conditions that increase the risk of sleep-disordered breathing, such as obesity, Down syndrome and achondroplasia.
The Center has a four-bed state-of-the-art sleep laboratory located at the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. The laboratory, which operates 7 days a week, is dedicated to the care of pediatric patients with highly trained technicians and child-friendly rooms. Each room contains a second bed for a caregiver to spend the night with the child. The Center also includes the sleep clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where children are evaluated prior to an overnight sleep study. The Center also offers access to cognitive behavioral therapists to help patients and families cope with sleep disorders associated with anxiety.