ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER

Sleep study

Sleep problems such as sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, and behavioral sleep problems are common and can seriously affect your child’s general health, academic functioning, behavior, and mood.

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, treatment and follow-up for a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders in children and adolescents. The Center’s goal is to find the best solutions to your child’s sleep issues and to help them sleep better. The center offers state-of-the-art technology designed to evaluate sleep physiology and treat sleep-related disordered breathing.

The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and offers the highest standard of care, commitment to quality services and dedication to our patients.

SLEEP DISORDERS LAB

Center Highlights

  • The only American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited pediatric sleep disorders center in the state has been in operation since 1983.
  • ACH sleep lab control roomFive sleep suites designed to accommodate one adult family member to stay with the child during the overnight sleep test.  The rooms are equipped with monitoring equipment, including video, allowing for direct observation of the child and are fully equipped to evaluate sleep physiology and guide treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders.
  • Our staff of registered polysomnogram technologists operate the latest state-of-the-art computerized technology to gather test data and analyze events to perform the most complete range of testing.
  • The Pediatric Sleep Center professionals specialize in caring for young people, are trained to calm their fears and provide quality care in a relaxed comfortable environment.

Inpatient and outpatient services available:

  • Polysomnogram (sleep study)
  • Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Titration
  • Oxygen and Ventilator Titration
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
  • Actigraphy
  • Portable Polysomnogram
  • Pediatric Sleep Clinic
    • Sleep behavior modification therapy.  Behavioral modification therapy can improve your child’s sleep by changing their behavior before bedtime as well as changing things that keep your child from falling asleep or staying asleep. It helps your child develop habits that promote a healthy pattern of sleep.
    • Management and Monitoring of Positive Airway Pressure (PAP).   An effective therapy to treat obstructive sleep apneas (OSA) and sleep-disordered breathing in children and adolescents is with non-invasive positive airway pressure (PAP). We have an exceptional Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Adherence program led by a respiratory therapist and sleep behavioral psychologist with support from the sleep physician. Children who are prescribed PAP therapy are guided and encouraged at every step to try and achieve excellent adherence to the treatment.
    • Sleep Hygiene Counseling.  The term “sleep hygiene” refers to healthy sleep habits that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Sleep hygiene is a variety of good sleep habits that are necessary to have quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.

Polysomnography (sleep study) at ACH:

Contact Information

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
Main: 501-364-1893
Fax: 501-364-6878
Sleep Study Appointments: 501-364-1893
The Sleep Lab is located on the first floor of the Main Hospital.