The Pediatric Sleep Lab is on the 2nd floor of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.
You and your child will come to the hospital in the evening and stay overnight in a private room. A parent or a primary caregiver will be required to stay with the child during the entire study. When your child is ready for bed, a technologist will place sensors on their scalp, temples, chest and limbs, using a mild adhesive. The sensors are connected to a computer by wires, but your child should still be able to move around. A small clip, or sensor, is also placed on a finger to monitor the level of oxygen while your child is asleep. There will be a polysomnography technologist or another health care provider who also works in the lab close by to monitor your child throughout the night.
You and your child can go home in the morning after the study is completed after you receive instructions about a follow-up appointment. A recording of the sleep pattern will be downloaded and analyzed by the respirologist. At the follow-up appointment, the respirologist will review the results with you and discuss further treatment or tests that may be needed.
Please let us know if your child has specialized medical equipment to confirm if you need to bring it with you for the study.