Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Louisville Pediatric Sleep Medicine

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Pediatric Sleep Medicine, call 502-588-2220. After hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), please call Norton Children's Hospital at 502-629-6000.

The UofL Physicians Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center is one of the leading pediatric sleep centers in the country—discoveries there have led to changes in the clinical management of sleep disorders around the world.

Weekly outpatient clinics are conducted to allow for initial assessment, with additional testing and treatment coordinated and performed as needed. All nighttime sleep technologists have special training in pediatric care. They are well-versed in the management of complex sleep disorders, and have continuous unrestricted access to the sleep physician on call throughout the duration of sleep studies.

The center is one of the few sleep centers to receive National Institutes of Health funding for sleep research in children—$2.8 million for 2005-2008.

Over the years, Louisville’s sleep medicine clinicians have published many articles in refereed high impact journals and have served on many national academic committees and task forces.

Find a pediatric sleep specialist in Louisville by viewing the our physicians tab.

Louisville Sleep Treatment

Some conditions we treat include:

Symptoms

  • Snoring
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Nightmares
  • Sleep walking
  • Leg twitches
  • Poor school performance
  • High blood pressure
  • Behavior issues

Louisville Sleep Testing

Sleep Testing and Evaluation

Sometimes sleep studies are required, which means a child and parent will spend an afternoon or night at the center. Parent and child share a room. The child sleeps in a comfortable bed or crib and the parent has a separate bed.  Each room has private restroom facilities, including a shower.

For the study, electrodes are taped to the child’s head, face and chest and worn during sleep. These painless wires track sleep stages, breathing patterns, heart activity, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels and body movements as well as other information.

A trained technologist continuously monitors the child and equipment throughout the study. After testing is complete, the data are analyzed and a written evaluation is sent to your child’s referring physician.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

This nasal mask, which is worn during sleep, helps keep breathing passages open and treats sleep apnea. The equipment is available for home use through the center, if the sleep study is abnormal.

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic

Many children’s sleep difficulties have behavioral and/or psychological roots. At the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center, we offer a specialty clinic to help children up to age 18 sleep better. Behavioral treatment for sleep tends to be short-term (average of 2-4 sessions).

Other treatment options may include:

  • Weight reduction
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behavior modification
  • Medication
  • Surgery may be advised to relieve severe breathing problems during sleep.
  • Bright light therapy

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

After hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), please call Norton Children's Hospital at 502-629-6000.

Offices and Clinics

  • UofL Physicians Pediatric Specialists at Old Brownsboro Crossing
    9880 Angie's Way
    Suite 330
    Louisville, Kentucky 40241
    502-588-2220
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Norton Children's Hospital

We are the only pediatric sleep center in Kentucky and one of only a handful of children’s sleep centers in the country accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

The UofL Physicians Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center is staffed by pediatric specialists who are board certified in sleep disorders. Our technologists are registered sleep professionals.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000