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Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Children with sleep apnea are often diagnosed with other disorders because they don’t fit the typical patient profile. These children run the risk of having behavioral, adaptive and learning problems.

Contact Information

Anderson Regional Medical Center - North
2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
Call 601-553-6491
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Located on the ground floor of Anderson- North, near Medical Records.

Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Accredited Center for Pediatric Treatment | Symptoms of a Pediatric Sleep Disorder | Treatment Options

Accredited Center for Pediatric Treatment

Anderson Regional Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as an approved treatment facility for children ages six and above.

Symptoms of a Pediatric Sleep Disorder

As many as 25 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD may actually have symptoms of sleep apnea, and their learning and behavioral problems are instead related to poor/fragmented sleep.

Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in children requires a visit to an expert physician. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening if these symptoms are present:

  • Loud snoring
  • Witnessed apneas or suspension of breathing
  • Restless sleeping
  • Bed wetting
  • ADD and/or ADHD
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Mouth breathing
  • Night sweats
  • Hyperactivity
  • Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  • Poor growth or overweight
  • Failure to thrive

Treatment Options

Several pediatric sleep disorder treatment options are available at Anderson, which may include an adenotonsillectomy followed by CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy, if required. For more information, call 601-553-6491.