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Sleep medicine services

Child sleeping

At Evelina London children’s sleep medicine department we care for children – from newborns to adolescents  – with a wide variety of sleep problems.

Our service was established in 2000 and is one of the few comprehensive children's sleep centres in the UK.

What we do

We see more than 3,000 children each year in both our clinics and laboratories.

As part of the Guy's and St Thomas' Lifespan Sleep Group, we can ensure young people move seamlessly to our adult services when they reach 16.

We provide clinical evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with all forms of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders treated by our staff include:

  • sleep-disordered breathing
  • sleep apnoea
  • nightmares
  • insomnia
  • parasomnias
  • narcolepsy
  • circadian rhythm disorders.

Find out more about the conditions we treat.

The centre is one of the busiest in the UK providing a complete range of sleep evaluations, from simple diagnostics to complex sleep studies.

Our four-bed facility and home testing facilities allow us to evaluate patients with any type of sleep disorder including complex sleep and seizure disorders.

We also work closely with our colleagues in respiratory medicine to support the children's long-term ventilation service.

Our team

We have a strong multidisciplinary team (a team made up of lots of different health professionals), including:

  • sleep consultants
  • respiratory consultants
  • neurophysiologists
  • sleep physiologists
  • sleep psychologists
  • sleep health visitor
  • specialist sleep nurse.

We also work with colleagues from neurology, child and adolescent psychiatry, ear, nose and throat (ENT) services, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and speech and language therapy.

For more information, see our team page.

General information about children's sleep

Information on good sleep health in children, as well as advice and tips on dealing with common sleep problems, can be found on children's sleep area on NHS Choices.

Kids Sleep Dr - children's sleep app

Download our sleep app

Our free children's sleep app, Kids Sleep Dr, is a sleep diary app that allows you to understand your child’s sleep patterns, track their progress and receive sleep tips personalised to your child.

Developed by our sleep experts with technology company RMA Consulting, the app is free to download on iPhones and iPads.

Find out more at http://kidssleepdr.com/

Read about media coverage of the app on the BBC website.

You can also read more about research into the impact of electronic device and smartphone use on the BBC website.

Contacts

Outpatient appointment enquiries

Tel: 020 7188 4000
Email: gst-tr.elchpaedneuroreferrals@nhs.net

General enquiries (not relating to outpatient appointments)

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Sleep studies (enquiries relating to appointments for diagnostic sleep studies which have been already discussed)

Tel: 020 7188 3427

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

For referral contacts, please see our referrals page.

How to find us

For overnight sleep studies, daytime walk-in clinics and lung function tests.

Children's sleep and respiratory centre
1st floor, staircase D, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

This department is only accessible via lift/staircase D.

Map of First Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital

For sleep outpatient clinics.

Children’s Neurosciences Centre (Newcomen Centre)
1st floor, staircase B, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

This department is only accessible via lift/staircase B.

Map of First Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital

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