Category Archive: Sleep Center

Mar 06 2015

Study Shows No Reprieve From Sleep Problems During Pregnancy

New research by a sleep expert at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows that a high prevalence of a spectrum of sleep problems occurs across all months of pregnancy, and that napping during the day should be considered the norm for moms-to-be.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-shows-reprieve-sleep-problems-pregnancy/

Feb 09 2015

Researchers Developing Reliable Measures of Children’s Sleep Health

Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD, a CHOP pediatrician, recently received a two-year grant to develop PROMIS pediatric sleep health measures that will fill this gap and enable patients and their families to express exactly how health conditions and treatments affect their sleep.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-developing-reliable-measures-childrens-sleep-health/

Dec 08 2014

Obese Teens With OSAS Show Impaired Neurobehavioral Functioning

Obesity and OSAS often exist simultaneously, and both conditions have been associated with neurobehavioral changes such as problems with regulating emotions, school performance, attention, and alertness.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/obese-teens-osas-show-impaired-neurobehavioral-functioning/

Aug 20 2014

New Study Focuses on Nasal Steroids as OSA Treatment

Researchers from the Sleep Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are set to launch the “Steroids for Pediatric Research in Kids (SPARK)” trial in September that will investigate the use of nasal corticosteroids as a possible treatment for OSAS.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-study-focuses-nasal-steroids-osa-treatment/

Apr 15 2014

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

While obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a relatively common condition, affecting about 2 percent to 4 percent of young children, the scientific community is just opening its eyes to pediatric sleep disorders.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-identifies-risk-factors-obstructive-sleep-apnea/

Mar 26 2014

CHOP Pediatric Psychology Experts to Shine at SPPAC

Pediatric psychology is embedded into family-centered care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. When a child has a serious or chronic illness, pediatric psychologists listen carefully and empathetically to concerns of the young patient and family while assessing their strengths, coping strategies, and goals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-pediatric-psychology-experts-shine-sppac/

Sep 03 2013

Surgery Improves Outcomes for Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep experts have conducted the first multicenter clinical trial of obstructive sleep apnea in children and have found that those who underwent surgery to remove their adenoids and tonsils had notable improvements.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/surgery-improves-outcomes-for-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea/