Sleep Laboratory
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The Pediatric Sleep Laboratory conducts overnight sleep studies of children with sleep disorders. During the study the patient's sleep cycles and stages are measured and recorded. Patients are referred to our lab from the Sleep Disorders Clinic.

Some of the most common conditions we help evaluate and treat include obstructive and central sleep apnea. Sleep apnea in children is usually caused by very enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Other causes include craniofacial anomalies and conditions causing neuromuscular weakness. Sleep studies are also invaluable for diagnosing periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy, and can be helpful in the analysis of insomnia and parasomnias, such as sleep walking and night terrors.

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Our sleep studies are conducted with state of the art equipment and interpreted by one of the few pediatric pulmonologists in the country who is also board-certified in sleep medicine. Pediatric neurologists are also available to help interpret EEG readings from the studies to uncover possible nocturnal seizures, while pediatric gastroenterologists can interpret pH probes done in concert with the study to detect gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD.

One parent will stay with your child for the overnight study. A certified sleep technologist will be present throughout the test to document events, adjust equipment as necessary and help reassure your child.

Sleep studies run throughout the week, with weekend availability.


All patients must be evaluated by a pulmonologist in the UCSF Sleep Disorders Clinic before being referred for a sleep study.

After a child has been evaluated by a pulmonologist, the sleep study coordinator will contact you directly to schedule the study.

  • Hear an interview with Dr. Kristina Rosbe, director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, who talks about sleep disorders in children caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

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To make an appointment, you must have a referral from a pulmonologist, neurologist or an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician).

Getting Here

Sleep Laboratory
1600 Divisadero St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-1957
Fax: (415) 476-9278

What to Bring

  • Your child's pajamas
  • Any medical equipment your child normally uses during sleep

What to Expect

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Parking at Mount Zion

Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St. and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.

The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum ($12 daily maximum for patients with a valid disabled placard). If you have a valid disabled placard, you may have the parking fee reduced to $6 by obtaining a parking voucher from your clinic or the lobby information desk at 1600 Divisadero Street. Present the voucher, your disabled parking placard and your garage receipt to the cashier.

For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.

The public parking lot at 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.

For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit

Other public parking garages are available nearby.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 24

The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.

For more information about Muni, visit

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.

For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.

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Gwynne Church
Gwynne Church, MD
Pediatric pulmonologist and sleep disorders specialist
Kristina W. Rosbe
Kristina W. Rosbe, MD
Head and neck surgeon