Pediatric Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Program | Sleep Disorder Treatment for Kids
The Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is dedicated to treating a variety of problems that compromise healthy sleeping habits and keep children and their parents from having a comfortable night’s rest. Our comprehensive multispecialty sleep clinic is one of only a few such comprehensive pediatric sleep clinics in the country and is the only pediatric American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited facility in the Southwest.
Our providers address several disorders, including sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, hypersomnia, insomnia, narcolepsy, nightmares, REM behavior disorder, sleep paralysis, sleep terrors, somniloquy, somnambulism and delayed sleep phase syndrome. Our AASM-accredited sleep laboratory is a five-bed neurodiagnostic facility that uses state-of-the-art technology and operates seven days a week.
About Sleep Disorders in Children
Sleep disorders are classified as a grouping of neurological and/or pulmonology conditions that most often cause emotional distress, physical and mental fatigue as well as disruptions in sleep patterns within children. With comprehensive and continuous care, most of these symptoms can be alleviated and further complications can be prevented.
The clinic addresses several disorders, including sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, hypersomnia, insomnia, narcolepsy, nightmares, REM behavior disorder, sleep paralysis, sleep terrors, somniloquy, somnambulism and delayed sleep phase syndrome. Located on the Hospital’s main campus, Phoenix Children’s Sleep Study Lab, includes a five-bed neurodiagnostic facility that uses state-of-the-art technology.
Matthew Troester, DO, is one of 2 pediatric neurologists in Arizona fellowship trained and quadruple board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine
Rupali Drewek, MD, is one of only 3 pediatric pulmonologists in Arizona triple board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
Joel Gamboa, Sleep Program Coordinator
Together, Drs. Drewek and Troester lead a multidisciplinary team (physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and psychologists) committed to providing the best physical and emotional support to children and parents of children with sleep problems.
Learn More About Our Sleep Medicine Program and Our Services
- Types of Sleep Disorders in Children
- Symptoms and Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Children
- Preparing for your First Visit to Sleep Clinic
- Preparing for your Stay in Sleep Study Lab
- Meet the Sleep Medicine Team
- Sleep Clinic Resources for Families
Elliott has gained control of a chronic sleep disorder with help from Dr. Matthew M. Troester,
pediatric neurologist and co-director of the Sleep Medicine Program at Phoenix Children’s.
Watch Elliott's story on FOX 10's "Smart Parents, Healthy Kids."