Boy getting ready for a sleep study

The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Maryland provides comprehensive evaluation and management of sleep disorders in children from infancy through childhood and adolescence. Our pediatric sleep laboratory is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Pediatric Sleep Studies

Pediatric sleep studies (polysomnograms) are done at University Specialty Hospital's Pediatric Sleep Lab. They are adult sleep studies at UM Sleep Disorders Center with some exceptions.

The child and a parent or guardian arrive in the laboratory around 8:30 pm. There they are met by the sleep technologist and introduced to the lab. The monitoring devices are placed on the child as for the adult sleep lab. The child sleeps for at least six hours while being observed by a technologist. A parent or guardian is required to stay the night. A second bed is available for the parent to sleep.

For More Information

The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center is part of the University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center. This comprehensive site contains information about our sleep studies, common sleep disorders in children and much more. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 410-706-3285.

Patient Conditions

  • Pre-term infants with a history of apnea and bradycardia
  • Infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Infants who have experienced an apparent life threatening event (ALTE)
  • Children with suspected obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy or other sleep disorders

Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Apnea testing
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Oxygen saturation tests
  • Expired CO2 monitoring
  • Overnight polysomnography
  • Multiple sleep latency testing
  • CPAP and BiPAP titration

Specialized Treatments

  • Home monitoring program for at-risk babies
  • Counseling services for families

Research Activities

  • Cognitive and behavioral sequelae of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Services to Physicians

  • Consultation on complicated cases
  • Second opinions
  • Evaluation of sleep related problems from infancy (SIDS) to adolescence (OSA, narcolepsy)