Center for Sleep Medicine now accepting pediatric patients

The Center for Sleep Medicine, operated by WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, recently received its accreditation in pediatrics, and now accepts patients 5 years old and up as well as adults.

“We are the only center for sleep in our region offering pediatric sleep testing to keep your children close to home,” said Edmond Roberts, MD, a trained specialist in pediatric sleep medicine.

Sleep studies are often ordered to find out if a child has problems breathing while asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common reasons for doing a sleep study. It is often found in children who snore, gasp for air, or stop breathing while asleep.

“If your child is having trouble falling asleep, problems with sleeping through the night, trouble staying awake during the day, or unexplained decrease in daytime performance these maybe reasons to seek a pediatric sleep specialist,” Dr. Roberts said.

The Center for Sleep Medicine, located at 980 National Road, is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Its two board-certified physicians are accepting new patients.

For more information, call 304-243-3720.