Pediatric sleep specialists utilize advanced technology to evaluate and treat sleep disorders. Patients are evaluated by a board-certified sleep specialist who arranges further tests to determine the cause of the sleep problem.
Patients may have a sleep study either in the laboratory or at home. Using techniques such as actigraphy (used to evaluate sleep patterns) and polysomnograms (sleep studies), children are cared for in a clean family-friendly environment. The Baylor Scott & White Sleep Institute is one of the first facilities in the country to utilize new sleep technology to evaluate the relationship between sleep disorders and enuresis (bedwetting).
For the unique nature of the sleep issues, Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's has one of the few pediatric neurologists in Central Texas who specializes in childhood sleep issues, Patricia Ritch, MD, PhD, along with five board-certified sleep doctors.