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
- 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.
We have a strong multidisciplinary team (a team made up of lots of different health professionals), including:
- sleep consultants
- respiratory consultants
- 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.