At The Valley Hospital, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care to newborns, infants, children and adolescents experiencing sleep disorders and related breathing problems. For 18 years, our Director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine Stephanie Zandieh, M.D., MS, who is board-certified in sleep medicine, pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine, has devoted herself to caring for children and adolescents by keeping to date with the latest advances in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine. Kim Cahill, RN, MSN, APN, CPNP-PC, has 17 years of experience in pediatric sleep medicine and works closely with Dr. Zandieh to address sleep problems for all patients. To learn more about Dr. Zandieh, Kim Cahill and our team, please click here.
About Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Sleep is vital! Poor sleep and sleep deprivation are associated with cognitive impairment, obesity, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood disturbances, daytime behavior problems, diabetes and hypertension. By focusing on this important yet often neglected aspect of health, Dr. Zandieh strives to optimize a child's potential.
Some of the most common sleep disorders to affect children from birth to young adulthood are apnea of prematurity, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, behavioral sleep-related problems, restless leg syndrome, delayed sleep phase disorder, parasomnias and narcolepsy.
Risk factors for sleep disorders might include obesity, craniofacial disorders that affect breathing, lung disease, large tonsils and adenoids, depression, metabolic syndrome, behavioral sleep issues, hormones, thyroid disease, anxiety, asthma, and epilepsy. Children with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular disorders are also at risk for sleep disorders.
Symptoms of pediatric sleep disorders might include:
- snoring or noisy breathing during sleep
- excessive daytime sleepiness or trouble focusing
- attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- irritability during the day
- difficulty falling or staying asleep
Sleep problems often require a combination of treatment modalities. By collaborating with parents, we help our patients attain the foundations of good sleep for the rest of their lives as well as treat medical problems that may co-exist.
Patients may be referred to the Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center by their pediatricians or other physicians, or parents may call directly to make an appointment. Our team’s systematic approach to treating sleep disorders includes a medical consultation, evaluation, testing/sleep monitoring, diagnosis, and a recommended treatment plan. Initial consultations and meetings take place at the Kireker Center for Child Development at 505 Goffle Road in Ridgewood, NJ. Sleep tests take place at our Pediatric Sleep Laboratory at 579 Franklin Turnpike in Ridgewood, NJ.
Directions to The Valley Hospital Kireker Center for Child Development, located at 505 Goffle Road, Ridgewood
From Route 287
Take Route 287 to the Franklin Lakes/Route 208 South exit. Continue on Route 208 for 5.2 miles. Take the second Goffle Road exit towards Midland Park/Ridgewood. The Center is located one-half mile down the road on your right at 505 Goffle Road.
From Route 4 West
Take Route 4 West until it divides into Oakland/Route 208 North. Follow Route 208 North approximately 4 miles to the first Goffle Road exit towards Midland Park/Ridgewood. The Center is located one-half mile down the road on your right at 505 Goffle Road.
From the New Jersey Turnpike
Take the Turnpike to Route 80 West. Take Route 80 local to Route 17 North. Take Route 17 to Route 4 West. Follow directions From Route 4 West written above. The Center is located one-half mile down the road on your right at 505 Goffle Road.
From Garden State Parkway
Take the Parkway to Route 4 West. Follow signs for Route 4 West. Follow directions from Route 4 West written above. The Center is located one-half mile down the road on your right at 505 Goffle Road.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our Center at 201-447-8152.
Directions to Valley's Pediatric Sleep Laboratory, located at 579 Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood
From Route 17 Southbound
Stay in right lane after the Hollywood Avenue exit sign. After passing the Park & Ride facility, take the next exit onto Franklin Turnpike. Turn right, Building 579 on the right.
From Route 17 Northbound
Take the Hollywood Avenue/Ho-Ho-Kus exit and follow the U-turn signs onto Route 17 South. Stay in the right lane. After passing the Park & Ride facility, take the next exit onto Franklin Turnpike. Turn right, Building 579 is on the right.
From The Valley Hospital
Turn right onto North Van Dien Avenue. Turn right at the end of North Van Dien onto East Glen Avenue and follow road around cemetery. Building 579 on the right.