Hi all, we had George's appointment with paed yesterday and she said he;s to have a sleep study done. She said its not national guidelines but is for our area so i was wondering if anyone elses lo's have had it done and what happens etc. Thanks xxxx
Harry had a sleep study done a couple of years ago, we did his at home, sometimes they let you do it at home & sometimes it can be overnight in the hospital. The community nurse left a sats monitor with us and i attached harry to it when he went to sleep and left it on all night - luckily it was a restful night so he didn't pull it off! The info they need is stored in the monitor so they took it away and could check if his sats were dropping during the night or if they were ok. Harry had it done because his sats used to drop into the 80's at night and he used to need oxygen, i wondered if he would need his adenoids out but nothing came of it. I know other ds kiddies who have had sleep studies and following that had their adenoids and or tonsils out. Hope that helps xxx
Jasmine had a sleep study done at Manchester Royal Childrens Hospital about 4 weeks ago. We're just waiting for an appointment to view the results. It was her ENT specialist who referred us as I explained I have concerns about her breathing, particularly at night as she is very restless. Basically they just waited for her to go to sleep (which was very late, lol) and then hooked a monitor up to her toe of all places, think they were worried that she would keep taking it off her finger if she woke. Other friends whos lil ones have have the studies have told me that the results have been inconclusive so I'll let you know when I get Jasmine's.
Hi Claire, it's possible his sats may dip during coughing fits if they're quite bad and he's struggling to get his breath. Harry holds his breath in his sleep sometimes and then will take a big breath and carry on breathing ok, it used to worry me but i'm so used to him doing that now and they didn't find any probs with his sleep study certainly if they're offering a sleep study i think its worth doing just to put your mind at rest that there isn't an issue with tonsils or adenoids. xxx
Post by pinkshell1110 on Sept 30, 2010 16:38:15 GMT
hi claire same here hun charlie had huge tonsils and adenoids and once removed his sleep pattern has improved, sometimes his sats were as low as 60 and average sats were 64 , but now they 92 ish which is fairly normal for him xxxxx
It was identified that he stopped breathing frequently throughout the night and also see-saw breathed where belly goes out when chest goes in, seemingly completely wrong as chest and belly supposed to go in and out at same time.
He was diagnosed with Central Apnea Central sleep apnea (CSA) occurs when the brain does not send the signal to the muscles to take a breath, and there is no muscular effort to take a breath
Anyway got tonsils out and not made much difference, still hear him up during the night and the morning calls for Daddy start about 5.30 - 6am
I would give my right arm for a nights sleep and a long lie
Hi, we;ve got George's sleep study in a couple of weeks. I;ve opted to have it done in hospital as George is such a restless sleeper and moves all around his bed I thought it would best. Somehow I don;t think I;ll be doing much sleeping though.... xxx
Hope it goes well, let us know how you get on. I'm wondering if Brodie has sleep apnea as he seems to get tired very easily. I know he's an early riser but the other day he slept from 5.30pm - 5.30am and he was still nearly falling asleep in school the next day! Have taken him to Dr's and they're gonna test thyroid again 1st and then refer him to paed if that all comes back ok. x
Caleb is a crazy sleeper too - he sleeps well and solidly but MAN does he move and flip around - maybe thats why he gets tired during the day. He had his bloods done recently so I know it's not that. He's never had a sleep test done though - I might ask his new pead.
Elliott is waiting to have another one done at The Children's Hospital Of Wales in Cardiff. He has had one done there before. They attached a monitor to his toe and put those little pad things on his chest, they also took bloods from him twice during the night to check the oxygen levels in his bloods. We've also done a few at home using a sats monitor. We're also waiting for an ENT appointment to look at him having his tonsils and adenoids out. Hope that helps. xx