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Sleep Disorders Unit

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Sleep disorders in children are very common and are caused by a broad range of causes. The Sleep Disorders Unit comprises a sleep laboratory and clinic, and treats the full range of sleeping disorders in children, from age 0–18.

Director of the Unit:
Dr. Gili Kadmon
Pediatric intensive care and sleep disorders specialist

Opening Hours:
Sleep Clinic, 4th Floor, Sundays from 13:00-16:00
Sleep Laboratory, 2nd Floor, Day Care Hospitalization Department, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 19:30

Telephone: 972-3-9253348

Medical Services

  • Full sleep study (polysomnography) with EEG
  • Consultation regarding sleep disorders

The sleep lab is manned by technicians - medical students or para-medical students who are experienced in the implementation of sleep studies in children.

Letter from the community physician together with Form 17 (payment cover), or referral from hospital staff

Tel: 972-3-9253348, Sundays to Thursdays, from 08:00 to 13:00

What is a sleep study - polysomnography?
A sleep study is conducted to diagnose various sleep disorders such as breathing obstruction during sleep and periodic limb movement disorder. A special device together with a camera is used during the test which monitors the child's breathing, pulse, oxygen saturation, brain waves (EEG), leg movement and more. Data is collected on a designated chart produced by the device. The sleep chart is analyzed by the senior sleep technician as well as a specialist. In the event of an abnormal study, the doctor will recommend appropriate treatment. 

Schneider Children's conducts sleep studies in children from the age of a few months until 18 years.

How is the sleep study conducted?
The child is connected to the sleep study device via electrode stickers which check the levels of sleep, pulse, oxygen saturation, leg movement and more; tubing placed beneath the nostrils for checking the flow of air through the nose; and straps across the chest and abdomen to identify movement during sleep. The study is painless!

One parent remains with the child and sleeps on an open lounge chair next to the child. There is space for only one parent. Upon arrival at the sleep lab, the technician connects the child to the device and gently places the electrode stickers and straps on the body with the child's maximum cooperation where possible. During the night, the technician remains in the adjacent room and monitors sleep indicators. If any problem arises such as a sticker detaching, the technician will make the correction. An intercom is located next to the child's bed, so that the technician can be called if needed.

How long does the sleep study take?
The study commences at approximately 19:30 until 05:00, when the child is discharged.

How are the results received?
Test results are sent by postage to the residential address within a month, or conveyed during an appointment at the Sleep Clinic following the sleep study.

Preparatory Instructions:
On the day of the test –
  • Arise as usual but no nap in the afternoon which might affect the sleep study
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine such as coffee, tea, cola, chocolate milk, energy drinks, as well as chocolate after 12.00
  • Eat dinner at home (no food is available in the sleep lab)
  • Shower beforehand (there is no shower in the sleep lab) and arrive with dried hair, shaven face (adolescents), and no make-up, nail color, creams or gel
Arrive by 19.00 at the sleep lab located in the Day Care Hospitalization Department on the 2nd Floor (entrance level is on the 3rd floor). Turn left after exiting the elevator and continue straight. The Day Care Hospitalization Department and Sleep Lab is at the end of the passage on the left.

What to bring - 
  • Medications including sleeping tablets (none available in the sleep lab)
  • Inhalation device (if needed)
  • Comfortable pajamas, preferably a top and bottom
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Smartphone charger
  • If oxygen used on a regular basis, high flow nasal cannula (Airvo or vapotherm device), CPAP machine or BIPAP
  • Book, pillow, blanket or favorite item, game, toy, doll or tablet in order to help the child fall asleep
  • For infants – pacifiers, diapers, ointment, food/formula

For the parent –
  • Comfortable clothing, pillow and blanket
  • Water and food (only snacks and drinks available in snack machines)

Kindly advise if the child is unable – for any reason - to arrive for the sleep study on the assigned day so that the appointment can be given to another child in need.
Postpone the appointment if the child is suffering from fever, cough or respiratory distress.
Appointment changes: Tel 972-3-9253348

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