We manage the conditions that make it difficult for your child to get the sleep he or she needs.
The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone, provides specialized treatment for sleep disorders in infants, children, and teenagers.
Our team of pediatric neurology and pulmonary sleep specialists helps diagnose and manage obstructive sleep apnea; behavioral insomnia in infancy and childhood; excessive daytime sleepiness; narcolepsy; pediatric restless legs syndrome; sleepy teenagers, also known as delayed sleep phase syndrome; nocturnal events, including seizures, night terrors, sleepwalking, and nightmares; teeth grinding; and nocturnal enuresis, known as bedwetting.
We also work with physicians specializing in child psychiatry, and collaborate with experts in pediatric otolaryngology, dentistry, psychology, and doctors from the Craniofacial Center.
Our Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and our technologists are trained to perform pediatric sleep studies on children of all ages, from birth through the teenager years. We conduct routine pediatric sleep studies at NYU Langone’s Sleep Lab, including:
- diagnostic sleep studies
- continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (bi-PAP) titration studies for obstructive sleep apnea in children ranging from infants to teenagers
- evaluation of complex events in sleep at night, such as seizures versus parasomnia, also known as night terrors
- multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) to measure how quickly your child falls asleep, so as to assess the degree of daytime sleepiness
- maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT) to determine your child’s ability to stay awake during the day, a measure of success of the current treatment
Our patients are clinically evaluated at the pediatric sleep clinic at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New YorkWe provide expert care for children that addresses the needs of the entire family.
Our pediatric sleep experts come from a host of specialty areas, including neurology and pulmonology.View All Doctors
Sanjeev Kothare, MD
Director | Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology
Dr. Kothare is the previous chair of the Childhood Sleep Disorders and Development section, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has also been the chair of the Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Work Group of the Outcome Measures Task Force Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.View Full Profile
Christy Day, RPSGT
Supervisor of Sleep Technology
Ms. Day supervises the sleep technologists and oversees the technical aspects of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program.