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The Pediatric Sleep Clinic at Fakeeh University Hospital is directed by Dr. Amine Daher and we offer complete care for all pediatric sleep disorders.

Dr. Amine Daher, is a Consultant and is American Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology. He completed his Sleep Medicine Fellowship training at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He joined Fakeeh University Hospital with extensive experience in management of pediatric sleep disorders. He is the founding medical director of a successful pediatric sleep center within a children’s hospital (Driscoll Pediatric Sleep Center) in the United States. Dr. Amine has a special interest in the treatment of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Insomnia (Difficulty Sleeping)in Children and Adolescents. His medical expertise also extends to management of disorders of control of breathing with both non-invasive and invasive ventilation.

In FUH Pediatric Sleep Clinic, we manage children from birth to age 18 years with various sleep concerns including snoring, breathing problems or apneas in sleep, parasomnias (night terrors, sleep walking, … ), excessive sleepiness and narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia or difficulty sleeping… In our Pediatric Sleep Clinic, Dr. Amine can also help recognize when your child’s particular sleep can be considered developmentally appropriate (within normal for age), and when further evaluation is needed.

After a clinical evaluation, we develop together a sleep care plan for your child. This sleep care plan can include diagnostic testing such as a sleep study, strategic behavioral changes, referral to various specialties such as ENT and clinical follow-ups.

The conditions managed at FUH’s Pediatric Sleep Clinic include:

  • Sleep disordered-breathing
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • Excessive movement disorders
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Parasomnias
  • Sleep-walking
  • Night terrors
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness(due to Narcolepsy, Insufficient sleep, …)
  • Insomnia / Difficulty sleeping in Children and Adolescents
  • Sleep-wake schedule disturbances

What is a Sleep Study and What to expect?

A sleep study, also known as a Polysomnography, is a test that evaluates various sleep disorders. There are a lot of wires and sticky pads involved, but the procedure is painless.

A sleep study is an overnight test. A caregiver will have to stay with the patient for the duration of the study.

The setup for the sleep study includes:
  • EEG leads to monitor brainwaves during sleep
  • Sensors on the nose to monitor airflow
  • ECG to monitor the heart rhythm
  • Stretchy belts to measure breathing movements
  • Stickies to measure muscle tone
  • Oxygen
  • Video recording for parasomnias, seizures and safety
How to prepare for a Sleep Study?
  • Wear comfortable, loose, two-piece pajamas.
  • If your child has a particular pillow they always sleep on, or a favorite bedtime toy, bring them with you.
  • Setup takes approximately one hour. The study will run until about 6 a.m. the next morning.
  • Please bring diapers and all personal care items as needed.
  • Plan on having dinner prior to arrival.