Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Not getting enough sleep can have profound consequences on daily and long-term health and mental well-being. RAMC’s Sleep Medicine Department can help you with sleep disorders in children ages 6 and older.

Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Children sometimes have problems sleeping, but when those problems happen frequently or sleepiness
interferes with learning or daily activities, it may be time to see the sleep experts at Reedsburg Area Medical Center. We offer comprehensive evaluation and care for children ages 6 and older who suffer from a sleep disorder. Your child may benefit from a sleep study to determine the cause of their sleep issues.

Studies have shown that poor sleep quality and/or quantity in children are associated with a host of
problems, including academic, behavioral, developmental and social difficulties, weight abnormalities, and other health problems.

Video: Childhood Sleep Disorders, featuring Amy Brinza, APNP

 

Sleep Studies

In some cases it may be necessary to monitor your child’s sleep through a sleep study. A sleep study records your child’s body functions while they sleep.

Results are used to help diagnose and treat the cause of a sleep problem, such as:

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Sleep apnea (observed pauses in breathing at night or waking up gasping or choking)
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness causing problems learning or doing daily activities
  • Sleepwalking, talking or terrors
About RAMC’s Sleep Medicine Program
  • We provide evaluation of all sleep disorders.  
  • No referral is needed for a Sleep Consultation, but always check with your insurance provider for coverage. An order from your child’s provider is needed for a Sleep Study.
  • We are an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited Sleep Center.
  • AASM accreditation is the “gold standard” for the field. It shows that a Sleep Center maintains the highest standards in all it does.
We can help your child rest better

Get on the road to a healthier, happier child! Talk to your primary care provider ­— they can help you decide if a sleep study is the right choice for you.

Call the Sleep Medicine Department with any questions. (608) 768-6264