Sleep Studies for Kids at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


[MUSIC PLAYING]>>WELCOME TO THE SLEEP LAB
AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA. YOU ARE HERE FOR A SLEEP
STUDY WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS A POLYSOMNOGRAM. A SLEEP STUDY IS AN
OVERNIGHT TEST TO SEE WHAT YOUR BODY DOES
WHILE IT IS ASLEEP. WHEN YOU AND YOUR PARENT
COME TO THE SLEEP LAB, YOU WILL BE MET BY OUR
STAFF AT THE FRONT DESK. [MUSIC PLAYING]>>YOUR TECHNICIAN WILL BE
THE PERSON WHO HELPS YOU GET READY FOR YOUR SLEEP
STUDY AND WILL MONITOR YOU OVERNIGHT. THEY WILL INTRODUCE
THEMSELVES WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE SLEEP LAB. THEY WILL ALSO TAKE
YOUR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT. OUR TECHNICIAN WILL ASK YOUR
MOM OR DAD A FEW QUESTIONS, YOUR NAME, DATE OF BIRTH,
AND INSURANCE INFORMATION. THEY WILL ALSO ASK IF YOU
NEED SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OVERNIGHT. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING ANY
MEDICINES THAT YOU MAY NEED. SOME OF OUR
PATIENTS NEED MEDICINES, FEEDING SUPPLIES
AND BREATHING EQUIPMENT FROM HOME. WHEN YOU COME FOR
YOUR SLEEP STUDY, REMEMBER TO ALSO BRING SOME
OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM HOME SO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE
DURING YOUR SLEEPOVER AT CHOP. MOST OF OUR PATIENTS LIKE TO
BRING THEIR FAVORITE PILLOW, STUFFED ANIMALS,
PAJAMAS, OR DVD’S. [MUSIC PLAYING]>>ALL RIGHT MICHAEL,
ARE YOU READY?>>OK.>>OK. NOW WERE GOING TO
START THE SETUP.>>OK. [MUSIC PLAYING]>>YOU WILL GET A SPECIAL
BELT ACROSS YOUR CHEST TO MONITOR YOUR BREATHING. YOU WILL ALSO GET STICKERS
TO MONITOR YOUR BRAIN AND HEART. TO TOP IT ALL OFF YOU’LL GET
A SPECIAL LIGHT CAP TO KEEP EVERYTHING IN PLACE
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING. SOME OF YOUR STICKERS MAY
FALL OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, SO YOUR
TECHNICIAN MAY NEED TO COME IN SOMETIMES
TO PUT THEM BACK ON. [MUSIC PLAYING].>>WHEN YOU ARE
READY, IT’S LIGHTS OUT. YOUR MOM OR DAD WILL BE ABLE TO
SLEEP WITH YOU IN YOUR ROOM. WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING YOUR
TECHNICIAN WILL BE WATCHING YOU SLEEP FROM A
CAMERA IN YOUR ROOM. YOUR NEW STICKERS AND BELT
WILL SEND INFORMATION TO YOUR TECHNICIAN AND WILL
LET HIM OR HER KNOW HOW YOU ARE SLEEPING OR
BREATHING OVERNIGHT. IN THE MORNING YOUR
TECHNICIAN WILL COME IN AND WAKE YOU UP. IT’S TIME TO GO HOME. YOU MAY CALL YOUR REFERRING
PHYSICIAN IN TWO WEEKS FOR YOUR SLEEP STUDY RESULTS.>>A LOT OF OUR PATIENTS
ASK US THE SAME QUESTIONS. SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS ARE:
ARE THERE ANY NEEDLES? NO, NOTHING WILL HURT,
BUT IT WILL BE STICKY. WE’LL PLACE STICKERS ON
YOUR FACE, LEGS, AND HEAD. SOUNDS SILLY, BUT IT WILL
LET US KNOW HOW YOUR BODY WORKS OVERNIGHT.>>ANOTHER QUESTION WE OFTEN
GET IS: HOW DOES THE PASTE COME OFF? TO KEEP YOUR STICKERS ON
WE USE A STICKY PASTE. IT DOES NOT HURT, BUT YOU
WILL HAVE TO WASH YOUR HAIR IN THE MORNING. DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION,
WE EITHER HAVE A PRIVATE SHOWER OR ONE
LOCATED DOWN THE HALL.>>ANOTHER QUESTION THAT WE
GET IS: CAN MY PARENTS STAY WITH ME? OF COURSE. WE EXPECT AT LEAST ONE
PARENT TO STAY WITH YOU OVERNIGHT. THERE IS A COT PROVIDED
FOR YOUR PARENT TO SLEEP ON.>>WHAT TIME WILL
MY SLEEP STUDY END? YOUR SLEEP STUDY
WILL END AT 6 A.M. DON’T FORGET TO GET PARKING
VALIDATION BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE SLEEP CENTER
IN THE MORNING.>>WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT YOUR
UPCOMING SLEEP OVER AT CHOP. DEPENDING ON YOUR
AGE AND CONDITION, YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM THREE
DIFFERENT LOCATIONS TO HAVE YOUR SLEEP STUDY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
YOU CAN REACH OUR OFFICE AT 215-590-3703. SOMEONE IS ALWAYS READY TO
TAKE YOUR PHONE CALL MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8:30 IN THE
MORNING TO 5 AT NIGHT.

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