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The Brain Institute

Sleep Disorders Center

Better Sleep for a Happier, Healthier Child

Part of the nationally recognized Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute®, The Sleep
Disorders Center specializes in the diagnoses, treatment, management and research of sleep disorders in children and adolescence. The center has more than 30 years of experience in the treatment of sleep disorders and is accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association. The program is led by a board-certified sleep specialist and certified sleep technicians who have been conducting sleep studies for over 15 years.

Sleep Disorders in Children

Treatment Options Offered

  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Medication
  • Positive-pressure ventilation (CPAP)
  • Behavioral modification

The Sleep Laboratory

The Sleep Lab at Nicklaus Children’s performs a variety of polysomnography studies including overnight sleep studies.  The lab is equipped with the state-of-the-art polysomnography equipment and all studies are read by board certified sleep specialists.

What is a sleep study?

During a sleep study, sensors are placed on your child’s head to measure and record the electrical activity of your child's brain during sleep to assess stages of sleep. A sleep technologist monitors your child throughout the night for the quality and quantity of their sleep. Upon completion of the sleep study, our sleep specialists assist with the evaluation and management of the sleep disorder.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 786-624-2778 or toll free 1-888-624-2778.

Service Locations

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Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 S. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

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