My Q and A With Rakesh Bhattacharjee, an Expert in Children's Sleep Medicine

April 2, 2015 7:40 PM

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My Q and A With Rakesh Bhattacharjee, an Expert in Children's Sleep Medicine

Rakesh Bhattacharjee is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago's Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the link between breathing and sleep health, social factors that can affect children's sleep, and the importance of teaching your children healthy sleep habits.

My research on sleep in children focuses on complications related to sleep disturbances, namely sleep disordered breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very prevalent in children, affecting 2-10 percent of all children, and accordingly we have begun to uncover the role of disrupted sleep using ...

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