Research has shown that children with sleep disorders are more likely to have behavioral issues, and that treatment can lead to significant improvement in both behavior and school performance.
Under the care of Lewis Milrod, M.D., a board-certified sleep specialist and neurologist specializing in clinical neurophysiology, our pediatric patients are ensured the utmost care, compassion and expertise. Our team of sleep experts will help determine if your child has a sleep disorder, or another type of neurological condition.
Lewis Milrod, M.D. explains common symptoms of sleep disorders, and what parents and their child can expect when participating in a sleep study at Hackensack Meridian Health Pediatric Center for Sleep Medicine.
The Hackensack Meridian Health Pediatric Center for Sleep Medicine at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital is the first pediatric sleep program in the region and is backed by research and dedication from our physicians and nurses.
Contact your pediatrician for a referral if your child is experiencing:
While some children with sleep problems do outgrow them as they get older, sleep related symptoms can be persistent and troublesome. In some cases, they may even be signs of a serious sleep disorder. In children, sleep problems can be successfully diagnosed and treated through careful assessment and development of a personalized treatment plan.
The physical, psychological, and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can lead to fatigue and sleep problems. Pregnant women are also at risk for developing sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders can be made worse during pregnancy.
Through the entire pregnancy, women need to make sure that they get enough sleep.
Diagnosis and treatment can provide relief for pregnant women and improve their overall health.
Sleep testing observes breathing patterns and checks for possible airway-related problems that may affect surgery and recovery outcomes.
Untreated obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart rhythm problems, and stroke. Obstructive sleep apnea causes people to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep because the airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. These pauses put strain on the heart and can lead to serious conditions. Treatment can reduce the risk of these problems.