Sleep Problems and Craniofacial Anomalies
Treating Sleep Disorders in Children with Craniofacial Anomalies
Our board-certified physicians at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sleep Center are experts in treating sleep disorders in children with craniofacial anomalies (CFA), a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. Children with craniofacial anomalies often have problems getting good sleep, including difficulty with the following:
- Trouble falling asleep
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Early morning waking
- Gasping for breath while sleeping
- Bedwetting at night
After undergoing a comprehensive sleep study or polysomnogram (PSG) at the Pediatric Sleep Center, doctors may diagnose a child with craniofacial anomalies with a sleep disorder and provide an effective treatment solution.
Multifaceted Team Approach for Better Sleep
Sleep specialists at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital work with other UH board-certified specialists to treat sleep disorders once a diagnosis is made. Because children with craniofacial anomalies have unique problems, we work collaboratively with specialists, including:
- Behavioral pediatricians
- Child psychologist
- Craniofacial specialists
- Otolaryngologists (ENT)
Also, we work alongside University Hospitals dentists and physicians to help treat sleep disorders in children with craniofacial anomalies.