What to Expect at Your Child's Sleep Study

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.

Children with enlarged tonsils may also have apnea. However, there are many other reasons why your doctor may want your child to have these tests. A doctor who is specially trained in sleep medicine will review the results of the sleep study. The report will be sent to your child’s doctor’s office or clinic.