University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Diagnosis and treatment

After your child's initial assessment, we may need to carry out further tests. These can include:

  • actigraphy
  • polysomnography
  • mean sleep latency testing
  • respiratory polygraphy
  • blood tests 
  • electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • home video somnography.

Sleep laboratory studies

We have four sleep laboratory beds: two beds on the paediatric medical unit and a further two in the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility.

Our sleep laboratory tests include:

  • polysomnography (including full EEG for children with epilepsy)
  • mean sleep latency test
  • mean wake test
  • situational immobilisation test for restless legs syndrome SIT.

Where possible, we try to include children in our ongoing research programme and you may be invited to participate.