Pediatric Sleep Study

Sleep Studies at the Pediatric Sleep Center

The expert team at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Pediatric Sleep Center performs comprehensive family-friendly overnight and daytime sleep studies to monitor a child’s breathing, brainwaves and muscle movements during sleep. With a sleep study, doctors can understand the child’s specific sleep issues to best determine the right treatment. Our board-certified sleep specialists conduct careful interpretation of overnight sleep studies for children and teenagers. Our highly skilled doctors utilize the latest diagnostics and treatments available to help diagnose and resolve sleep problems in children. The Pediatric Sleep Center utilizes clinical offices for consultations and separate locations for pediatric sleep studies performed by our specially trained pediatric sleep technologists.


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Schedule an Appointment with a Pediatric Sleep Specialist

To make an appointment with a pediatric sleep medicine expert, call 1-844-710-6928 today.

Comfortable and Convenient

Most sleep studies involve a polysomnography (PSG), which is a type of overnight sleep test that uses delicate sensors placed on the child’s head, body and legs. Each sensor has an attached wire that connects to a small monitoring box near the child’s pillow. Setting up the sensors takes about an hour. The sensors are removed the next morning after the sleep test is over. Using these sensors for readings, a technician records the child’s brain waves, breathing, movements and noises during sleep. The test results are called a polysomnogram.

Family-Centered Care

The Pediatric Sleep Center PSG test is performed at University Hospitals (located on the 6th floor of the Bolwell Building) or at a nearby suburban hotel location. A parent is allowed and expected to stay with the child from the start of the sleep test to the finish. Studies are carried out all days of the week, including weekends.

Child-Friendly Experience

Our talented pediatric team focuses on the unique needs of young patients by providing:

  • Appropriately sized beds and pediatric-specific equipment
  • Pediatric sleep technologists with special training in working with children and families
  • Child life specialists who help prepare and improve a child’s understanding of the sleep study and treatments for a more positive experience
  • A licensed clinical psychologist certified in behavioral sleep medicine

Sleep Study Locations

Younger children, particularly those with medical conditions, usually have their sleep study at University Hospitals’ main campus (located on the 6th floor of the Bolwell Building). Older children without behavioral and/or major medical issues may go to a nearby hotel for the sleep study. Studies are conducted at:

University Hospitals

Bolwell Building, 6th floor
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Beachwood Marriott Residence Inn

3628 Park East Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
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National Reputation for Pediatric Sleep Diagnosis and Treatment

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our board-certified physicians in our Pediatric Sleep Center are setting the national standards for child-friendly sleep studies and safe and effective treatment. This expertise has made us one of the leading referral centers in the country, treating some of the most complex pediatric cases, including non-invasive ventilation and ventilator assessments for children with special needs and/or tracheostomies. In addition, our sleep lab is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.