EEG in Sleep for Children

Children from the first weeks of life to 6 years of age (and in some cases also older) we perform an EEG while sleeping – at night (around 8:00 PM) or during a day-nap. Why during sleep? Because at this stage of development – the nervous system is very differentiated, and EEG in sleep is the most in-depth diagnosis of brain activity abnormalities. This form of examination is recommended, especially in the case of disturbing symptoms appearing at night or in the morning (waking up, night anxiety, bed wetting, convulsions), as well as when the usual EEG test in wakefulness raises doubts.

EEG in wakefulness for older children

For children over 8 years of age (if there are no other diagnostic indications) it is recommended to follow standard wakefulness EEG protocol – as for adults. In addition to clinical diagnosis of neurological abnormalities, such an examination is often necessary in non-clinical cases, like e.g. before Biofeedback training or for small martial arts athletes.


For children over 6 years of age choosing the right type of examination – in wakefulness or in sleep – it is worth consulting with a child neurologist (neuropediatrician) or our specialists in the field of EEG examinations during telephone registration.

EEG at patient's house

For those patients for whom the examination may be associated with particular stress – we also carry out EEG examinations at home. It is a comfortable form of examination in familiar surroundings and in your own bed. In some cases we are able to travel abroad with a full EEG equipment.

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