Pediatric Sleep Center
The Pediatric Sleep Center provides a complete range of sleep evaluations and treatment for newborns through adolescents and young adults with disorders of sleepiness and sleeplessness. We are unique in our ability to evaluate children under the age of five years. In addition, we are able to study special populations with complex disease such as children with neuromuscular disease requiring non invasive ventilation, children with genetic and craniofacial syndromes, children with tracheostomy who require support from a mechanical ventilator, and children with severe heart and lung disease who may need oxygen and/or other forms of ventilator support.
The Sleep Center is an 8-bed State of the Art unit located at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. As a pediatric sleep laboratory we have arrangements for accompanying parents to be able to sleep in the same room with the child.
We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of conditions such as:
- Apnea of infancy
- Apparent-Life-Threatening-Event (ALTE)
- Asthma and nocturnal cough
- Behavioral and cognitive problems that may be worsened by sleep apnea, such as ADHD
- Behavioral problems (bedtime struggles, night walkings)
- Central sleep apnea
- Chronic lung disease
- Circadian rhythm disorders and sleep schedule abnormalities
- Epilepsy or other seizures that may be influenced by nocturnal respiratory problems
- Narcolepsy and hypersomnias not due to narcolepsy
- Obesity hyperventilation syndrome
- Parasomnias (sleepwalking, confusional arousal, sleep terrors, sleep enuresis and nightmares)
- Restless leg syndrome
- Restless sleep
- Rythmic movement disorders (periodic limb movement disorder, head banging)
- Sleep disordered breathing (Obstructive sleep apnea, primary snoring, noisy breathing)
- Upper airway resistance syndrome
Some of the available sleep study options are:
- Overnight Sleep Study
Also called a polysomnogram. It is used to help detect a variety of sleep disorders. It is most often used to find out if a child has a sleep related breathing disorder. This group of disorders includes sleep apnea.
- CPAP Study
This study is used to set the right air pressure for CPAP therapy in children with sleep apnea.
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
This sleep study is used to measure how alert your child is during the day. It shows whether or not the child is able to stay awake for a defined period of time.
- Nap Study (MSLT)
Doctors call this study a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). This is mainly used to find out if your child has narcolepsy. It charts how quickly he or she falls asleep during quiet daytime situations. It also measures how fast your child enters the stage of REM sleep.
Clinic Contact Information:
770 Welch Road, Suite 380
Palo Alto, CA, 94304
- Medical Insurance Information
We participate in most area HMO's and all major health insurance plans. For some insurance plan, a referral form or referral approval from the primary care physician may be required.
- Referrals and Scheduling
Your child's sleep study will be conducted at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital satellite office- located at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. For directions to El Camino Hospital please click the following link: http://www.lpch.org/directionsParking/Maps/ElC
Our Sleep Medicine Team
Our sleep specialist, Dr. Sumit Bhargava, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. He is board certified in both Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center and his fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to coming to Stanford he served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Yale University and the Director of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sleep Center.
Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH
Dr. Caroline Okorie is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and her fellowship in pediatric pulmonology here at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She also completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center.
Dr. Deepti Sinha is a Pediatric Sleep Medicine specialist. She is board ceritfied in Pediatrics and Sleep Medicine. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia and did residency at the Univerisity of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Stanford and is currently working as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford, as well as in private practice in Burlingame, CA.
She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Association of Pediatrics.
Dr, Mary Ann Tablizo is board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine and Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Deparment of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tablizo did residency at Overlook Hospital, New Jersey, and completed her fellowship at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles Division of Pediatric Pulmonology. She studied medicine at the Univeristy of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines.
She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Thoracic Society, American Lung Association and the California Thoracic Society.
Useful websites for additional information
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine serves to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care fostering excellence and professionalism in the field of sleep medicine.
- National Sleep Foundation- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.
- Sleep Research Society-The leading organization of scientists trying to unravel the function and mechanisms of sleep.