Mount Sinai Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program
Poor sleep can affect children’s cognitive development, learning, mood, and growth, and impacts the entire family. Treating sleep issues early on can allow children to achieve their full potential.
Mount Sinai Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program is dedicated to the assessment and management of sleep issues in infants, children, and adolescents. Our faculty are board certified in pediatrics, sleep medicine, and pediatric pulmonology, and our sleep technologists have extensive training and experience working with families and children. Mount Sinai Children’s Integrative Sleep Center is our state-of-the-art sleep laboratory where we conduct a full range of sleep studies for children. We are uniquely qualified to treat sleep-related problems and will develop a personalized care plan tailored to your child’s needs.
In-person and virtual video consultations are available to discuss your child’s sleep patterns and medical history. We treat the full range of pediatric pulmonary, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), behavioral, and neurologic conditions through a multi-disciplinary team, and when needed refer families to other pediatric specialists affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System.
The Mount Sinai Children’s Integrative Sleep Center is located within the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. Under the leadership of its director, Jason Bronstein, MD, this facility offers a variety of sleep study testing procedures (e.g. diagnostic polysomnography, CPAP titration, etc.) in a family-friendly environment to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood sleep disorders and sleep-related problems in children. Sleep studies can help diagnose snoring or poorly sleeping children with obstructive sleep apnea, while office consultation with a sleep physician can assist in evaluation and management of various respiratory, behavioral, and neurologic sleep conditions.
We use the latest available noninvasive equipment to evaluate sleep and measure children's oxygen, carbon dioxide, position, heart rhythm, airflow, nasal pressure, chest and abdomen motion, leg movements, and brain activity.
- Healthy children with snoring or concern for breathing problems in sleep / obstructive sleep apnea can be referred directly for diagnostic polysomnography (overnight sleep study) by their doctor.
- Children with other sleep concerns, complex cases, or those who will not tolerate a sleep study should first schedule a consultation with our pediatric sleep physician, Dr. Jason Bronstein, in order to determine the best plan, offer behavioral desensitization or diagnostic/treatment alternatives, or determine special accommodations: 212-241-7788.
- Children who are sick, having changes in health, or recently undergone surgery should wait until they are fully recovered in order to perform sleep testing. Sleep studies can be inaccurate if the child is not at their baseline regular state of health.
All sleep studies must be ordered by your referring provider (pediatrician, ENT physician, neurologist, etc.) or by the sleep physician during a consultation.
Examples of respiratory, behavioral, and neurologic sleep conditions include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Bedtime resistance
- Sleep training
- Nighttime awakenings
- Sleep schedule abnormalities
- Delayed sleep phase syndrome
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Night Terrors
- Restless limbs syndrome
- Restless sleep
The Mount Sinai Children’s Integrative Sleep Center offers a space tailored to children and adolescents, with child-friendly decor and comfortable accommodations. Children are continuously monitored by sleep technicians trained in pediatric care.
Our sleep specialists have deep expertise in evaluating children with special needs. We offer exceptional care for children with developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, neuromuscular disease, and medical or genetic disorders. These groups have the highest prevalence of sleep disorders and receive great benefit from our services.
We provide support and expertise for technology-dependent and medically complex children and their families with management of respiratory support devices including:
- For children with snoring or concerns for obstructive sleep apnea doctor, please fill out this form and fax to: 646-863-6250.
- For children with other sleep concerns, complex cases, or those who may not tolerate a study, we recommend families schedule a consultation with our pediatric sleep physician, Dr. Jason Bronstein, at 212-241-7788 to determine the best course of action.
If you have questions or require additional information regarding your patients' upcoming sleep studies, please do not hesitate to contact the Mount Sinai Children’s Integrative Sleep Center at 646-873-5202.
For children with snoring or concerns for obstructive sleep apnea doctor, please fill out this form and fax to: 646-863-6250.