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Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders

The fully accredited Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders and its team of specially trained physicians can determine the cause of your sleepless nights and put you on the road to recovery.

Pediatric Sleep Study

Sleep is vital to the growth and development of children and teens.

A good night's sleep can help them focus and concentrate during the day, improve their mood and help support their immune system.


If your child or teen is not getting enough sleep, it can lead to problems such as:

If you are concerned that they may not be getting enough sleep, talk to their pediatrician. They may recommend a sleep study to help determine if there is a problem.

What is a pediatric sleep study?

A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram, is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders.

It can be performed in a sleep lab or at home. Many different types of sleep disorders can be diagnosed with a pediatric sleep study, including:

What should I expect during a sleep study?

When you arrive, a certified sleep technologist will greet you and your child or teen.

Before the study begins, the technician will attach small sensors to your child's head, face, chest and legs to monitor their:

  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Brain wave activity
  • Breathing
  • Heart rate
  • Leg and eye movement
  • Sleep activity and patterns

Sleep Study Room

These sensors are painless, will not cause any discomfort, allow your child or teen to move freely and sleep comfortably throughout the study.

The room has an audio and video monitor so the technician can check on them throughout the night. You can stay in the room with your child or teen during the study if you like.

Specially outfitted pediatric sleep labs are available at the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders locations in Carrollton and Villa Rica. 

What happens after the pediatric sleep study?

Following the sleep study our board-certified physician will share his impressions and recommendations with your referring physician. Your referring physician will then follow-up with you to discuss your results, treatment options and follow-up care. 

Scheduling a sleep study

Think your child or teen might have a sleep disorder?

Talk to their pediatrician about whether a pediatric sleep study is right for them. To schedule a session at Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders, their doctor will need to complete a standard order form.

For more information, call 770-812-9146.


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