The Sleep Center specializes in diagnosing and treating respiratory pediatric sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, obstructive and non-obstructive hypoventilation, central apnea, primary snoring, and narcolepsy.
Our sleep medicine specialists, Daniel Lesser, M.D., and Meerana Lim, M.D., are board-certified pulmonologists with expertise in sleep-related breathing disorders. To arrive at a diagnosis, the doctors may first evaluate your child to see if a sleep study, or polysomnography, is needed. If a sleep study is necessary, your child and one parent spend the night in an environment designed to relax the young patient, promoting normal sleep.
The sleep study is performed by a registered sleep polysomnography technologist using state-of-the-art equipment. The data is then analyzed, and the specialist interprets the data to determine the appropriate treatment. Polysomnographic testing measures physiologic changes, allowing sleep stages, respiratory abnormalities, cardiac arrhythmias, body movements, arousal from sleep, and abnormal behaviors in sleep to be identified.
Scheduling a Sleep Study
Please make sure we have your most current contact information, phone number and address. If you have scheduling questions or need to talk to someone in the sleep lab, please call and leave a message at 858-635-1214.
Night of Study
You should expect to be at the study for six to eight hours. The majority of studies are completed around 4:30 a.m.. Please arrange for transportation after the study, as we unfortunately cannot accommodate sleeping beyond the study’s duration.
- Sleep Center
Nelson Pavilion, 3rd Floor
8001 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123
- If you have scheduling questions or need to talk to someone in the sleep lab, please leave a message at 858-635-1214.