Sleep Problems and Craniofacial Anomalies

Treating Sleep Disorders in Children with Craniofacial Anomalies

Our board-certified physicians at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sleep Center are experts in treating sleep disorders in children with craniofacial anomalies (CFA), a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. Children with craniofacial anomalies often have problems getting good sleep, including difficulty with the following:

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Early morning waking
  • Snoring
  • Gasping for breath while sleeping
  • Bedwetting at night

After undergoing a comprehensive sleep study or polysomnogram (PSG) at the Pediatric Sleep Center, doctors may diagnose a child with craniofacial anomalies with a sleep disorder and provide an effective treatment solution.

Multifaceted Team Approach for Better Sleep

Sleep specialists at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital work with other UH board-certified specialists to treat sleep disorders once a diagnosis is made. Because children with craniofacial anomalies have unique problems, we work collaboratively with specialists, including:

  • Behavioral pediatricians
  • Child psychologist
  • Craniofacial specialists
  • Dentists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Geneticists
  • Neonatologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Neurologists
  • Otolaryngologists (ENT)
  • Psychiatrists
  • Pulmonologists

Also, we work alongside University Hospitals dentists and physicians to help treat sleep disorders in children with craniofacial anomalies.