Pediatric sleep specialists
The Sleep Center at Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Midlands provides a full spectrum of sleep study expertise and therapies for children. Studies and tests include overnight and daytime sleep diagnostics, chemical analysis and latency reviews.
Our lab is directed by Trey Brown, MD, the only physician in the Midlands of South Carolina with subspecialty training in both pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. We provide sleep studies seven nights a week, 8 p.m.–6 a.m.
Children's sleep disorders include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- Insomnia with sleep apnea
- Primary sleep apnea of newborn
- Periodic leg movement
Diagnosing and treating sleep disorders is important to prevent cognitive impairment, behavioral problems and pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs. Symptoms such as snoring, daytime sleepiness, falling asleep in school, gasping or having pauses in the breathing pattern, and enlarged tonsils should prompt a sleep study.
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that all children with Down syndrome have a sleep study by the age of four.
The following studies can be conducted at the Sleep Center:
- Diagnostic polysomnogram (PSG)
- Split-night polysomnogram
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)/bilevel titration
- PSG with multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
Medical conditions which may require a sleep study include:
- Cardiac disease
- Down syndrome
- Hypertrophy of tonsils
- Pulmonary artery hypertension
- Seizure disorder
- Sickle Cell Anemia
Trach-dependent children, special needs children and children with neuromuscular syndromes also may require a sleep study.
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