Preschool sleep study CrapBag. 3 kids; Minnesota 7731 posts17th Sep '12
Our pediatrician suggested a sleep study for my 4.5 yo since he rarely gets a full night of sleep and it takes him 2-3 hours most nights to fall asleep. Has anyone had a child have a sleep study? If so, what was it like? And specifically, if they have ASD, how did they handle it?
audreysmommy07 3 kids; Modesto, California 727 posts17th Sep '12
My daughter had 2 sleep studies done when she was almost 5 for sleep apnea. Overall it went pretty well for us. I put her to bed late the night before and woke her up early the morning of the study. We had a play date in the afternoon in hopes of wearing her out since she used to take a long time to fall asleep too. We arrived there at 8 and the study started at 10pm so I brought her a short show to watch before she fell asleep. They let her bring whatever stuffed animals etc she wanted. They attached all the wires and everything to her head and she didn't seem too bothered by them. I just laid with her until she fell asleep and she did pretty good about being in a new place. No experience with ASD, but hopefully this at least gives you a little idea of how our study went.
Freckleface Watermelon 18 kids; Dallas, Texas 37756 posts17th Sep '12
No experience but I hope he handles it well <3 and is able to find a way to get a full night of sleep very soon :)
CrapBag. 3 kids; Minnesota 7731 posts18th Sep '12
Quoting audreysmommy07:" My daughter had 2 sleep studies done when she was almost 5 for sleep apnea. Overall it went pretty well ... [snip!] ... about being in a new place. No experience with ASD, but hopefully this at least gives you a little idea of how our study went."
thank you for sharing your experience. I am hoping they are equipped to work with someone with ASD.
He can't fall asleep at home as it is, let alone with wires.