Sleep lab brings sweet dreams to young patients
The sleep lab at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital can help detect sleep apnea and many other sleep disorders in children. Along with our diagnostic services we offer actigraphy monitoring, sleep psychology services and myofunctional treatment for sleep apnea.
A sleep study is recommended if your child snores and has been diagnosed with any of the following symptoms:
- Adenoidal Facies
- Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis) after the age of six
- Behavioral issues
- Daytime sleepiness
- Failure to thrive
- High arched palate
- Learning problems
- Morning headaches
- Pauses in breathing
- Sleeping with neck hyperextended
- Small Chin (Micrognathia/Retrognathia)
- Tonsillar Hypertrophy
Missing out on sleep can affect a child's behavior, appetite, growth and even their performance in school. So diagnosing and fixing a sleep problem is always a priority. Having a good, full night of sleep is essential to everyone at every point in life. We are only now beginning to understand how important a factor sleep deprivation is, especially in children.
Quick pediatric sleep facts:
- Around 12% of children snore and about one in four of those suffer from sleep apnea.
- Removing large tonsils can resolve 80% of sleep-related breathing problems in children.
- However, even with tonsils removed some children can still suffer sleep loss and/or have excessive daytime sleepiness even if they don't snore while asleep. In these cases a sleep study could be beneficial.
To schedule a sleep study:
Please call 314-268-6413
For more information on sleep medicine and our sleep lab services, email Michelle.Perry@ssmhealth.com.
To schedule a sleep clinic appointment:
Please call 314-268-6413 and select option 3.
For more information on sleep medicine and our sleep clinic, email Valerie.Grimes@ssmhealth.com.
Pre-appointment information for sleep studies
To help us provide the best possible service, we ask patients to provide us with some information. For your convenience, we have made the forms available online so you can complete them prior to your child's appointment. Please bring the completed forms to your appointment.
Welcome to the Sleep Clinic
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Sleep Study Rules for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
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Sleep Study Questionnaire for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Sleep Study Questionnaire for SSM Health St. Joseph Health Center - St. Charles
Pre-appointment information for sleep clinic
To help provide the best possible service, we ask that you complete a sleep history questionnaire to bring to your child's first visit. Please be sure to read the general instructions letter below prior to your sleep clinic visit.
New Patient Form - Dr. Zeballos-Chavez
New Patient Form - Dr. H. Thomas Johnson
Sleep Clinic Instruction Letter
Helpful links for more information on common sleep problems
Meet the team
H. Thomas Johnson, MD
Raman Malhotra, MD
Rocio Zeballos-Chavez, MD
Katelyn Smith, DO
Angela Orlando, APRN-CNP
Mary Weatherford, Sleep Psychologist PhD
Mary Fairchild, MM, RRT-NPS Team Leader
Michelle Perry, R.EEG.T., R.PSGT, Supervisor
Timothy Soberg RST, Lead Technician
Diane Roth, RN
Valerie Grimes, RN
Bonnie Kallaos, BSN
"Sweet Dreams for the Family" Google Hangout webinar with Dr. H. Thomas Johnson and Dr. Mark Lanser.
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