Annie Penn Sleep Center Provides Children's Sleep Studies
Annie Penn Sleep Disorders Center at Annie Penn Hospital now offers pediatric sleep studies for children 5 years of age and older.
A lack of sleep in children can cause poor growth, infections, behavior and mood problems, learning problems, self-esteem problems and future risk of hypertension, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
An estimated 33 percent of children experience sleep problems. Three percent of youth have sleep apnea, and 27 percent of children and teens snore, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Parents should consider having their child undergo a sleep study if they snore on a regular basis, if there are pauses in their breathing, or if the child is not sleeping enough and difficult to arouse from sleep.
Annie Penn Sleep Disorders Center now helps parents who currently travel to other facilities. “We felt it was needed for our children in the area because of increasing obesity, childhood hypertension and ADHD,” says Christy Hall, Manager, Annie Penn Sleep Center and Respiratory Therapy.
The newly revamped center offers sleep lab rooms with luxurious bedding, oversized leather recliners for parents who spend the night with their children, cable television, private bathrooms, free continental breakfast, a board certified physician and sleep technicians with over 20 years of infant and pediatric sleep study experience.
While a referral is required, parents can call their physician or Annie Penn Sleep Center at 336-951-4645 with questions.