September 15th 2020
Pediatric and Adolescent Sleep Center in Northern VA
Appointments: (703) 226-2290
About Our Pediatric Sleep Specialists
The Pediatric and Adolescent Sleep Center (PASC) is the only American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited sleep center in Northern Virginia that is dedicated exclusively to working with patients age 20 and younger. All our sleep medicine specialists, Doctors Suraiya Haider, Aarthi Vemana, Dagne Assefa, and Melody Hawkins are pediatric pulmonologists who are board-certified in Pediatric Sleep Medicine, and are exceptionally qualified to care for children and adolescents with sleep disorders. We are dedicated to maximizing the health and development of children by preventing and treating pediatric sleep disorders, since sleep problems can adversely affect multiple aspects of their lives.
Pediatric Sleep Services
We offer thorough evaluations and treatment of sleep-related problems that are unique to pediatrics. Our sleep laboratory is staffed by licensed and registered technologists experienced in conducting sleep studies for children and adolescents, and all our sleep studies (also called polysomnograms) are interpreted by pediatric sleep specialists. At PASC, sleep studies are 30-40% longer than most adult studies which makes them more comprehensive. The equipment is state-of-the-art, which enables us to measure more features of sleep with increased accuracy.
The Pediatric and Adolescent Sleep Center provides consultation and follow-up care on the full range of pediatric sleep disorders including:
- Sleep Disordered Breathing (Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
- Restless Legs Syndrome (Willis-Ekbom)
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders including Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
- Parasomnias including Sleep Walking and Night Terrors
- Insomnia including behavioral Sleep Problems with difficulty falling asleep and frequent night wakings
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
In addition to diagnostic polysomnograms and multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT), we offer polysomnography with CPAP, BiPAP and oxygen titrations, measurement of end tidal carbon dioxide levels, transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitoring, and actigraphy. We also offer PAP desensitization, management and compliance programs.
Learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities by viewing a virtual tour of our Fairfax Pediatric Sleep Center.