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Many people who have trouble sleeping think of sleep as a luxury. However, like exercise and proper nutrition, sleep is critical for good health and overall well-being. The good news — West Boca Medical Center’s Adult and Pediatric Sleep Diagnostic Center offers highly effective treatments for sleep disorders.
About 60 million Americans, adults and children, suffer from poor sleep, so it’s not surprising that many turn to their doctors for help. Sleep quality can affect overall health and well-being, job or academic performance and personal relationships. Our Sleep Diagnostic Center can help with diagnosis and treatment.
Common Sleep Disorders
- Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
- Muscle twitching
- Restless legs syndrome
- Sleep apnea
- Chronic insomnia
- Behavioral insomnia of childhood
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Obesity-related sleep breathing disorder
- Enuresis (bed-wetting) and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Unfortunately, approximately 25 percent of children experience some type of sleep problem, ranging from loud snoring, difficulty falling asleep and night wakings to more serious disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia or narcolepsy. Upwards of one-third of elementary school-age children and 40 percent of adolescents have significant sleep complaints.
Inadequate, disrupted, poor-quality, non-restful and at times elusive sleep constitutes one of the most common complaints raised by parents to pediatricians. The consequences of sleep disorders in children can be serious, and range from behavioral concerns and academic failure to delayed growth, failure to thrive and cardiovascular problems However, many sleep disorders in children and adolescents are treatable with highly effective medical and behavioral interventions.
Our highly trained pediatric sleep specialist meets with parents and child to discuss sleep issues and develop an individualized treatment plan.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive high-quality care, and we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing. Most patients are referred to our sleep center by their primary care physician. An appointment is made and an evaluation may be scheduled. Proper diagnosis of sleep disorders sometimes requires an overnight sleep study or polysomnogram. This sleep test is neither painful nor dangerous.
This procedure monitors the patient’s physiology during sleep, and allows the sleep specialist to access the parameters involved, such as EEG (brain waves), ECG (heart rate), EMG (muscle activity), blood oxygen saturation levels, CO2 levels, snoring and respiratory effort. With private, comfortable, hotel-like rooms and special accommodations so parents can stay with children who are being tested, our program is designed to get to the root of a patient’s sleep troubles.
Online Physician Referral or call 1-866-904-WBMC (9262).