Tutorial Video for Sleep Champ app
Video With National Sleep Expert Dr. Chervin
What is Sleep Champ
Sleep ChampTM is an easy-to-use app. It offers parents a unique, well-researched tool that:
- identifies potential sleep and breathing problems in children
- increases awareness
- provides helpful sleep resources.
This app is the product of Zansors, based on University of Michigan technology. It is not a product of the University of Michigan Health System.
How Sleep Champ Works
After answering some yes-or-no questions about your child’s sleep quality, you will be given a score. Sleep ChampTM will help you:
- understand what the score means
- learn whether your child may be having trouble sleeping
- share your concerns with your pediatrician.
Why it works
We created Sleep ChampTM based on the work of Dr. Ronald Chervin, a sleep expert at the University of Michigan. He and his team have performed pediatric sleep research, based in part on the questionnaire and score, since the mid 1990s. The questions focus on clues to common sleep problems, especially obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep ChampTM is not designed to diagnose any medical condition, including sleep apnea, and is not a substitute for professional advice from your pediatrician or for professional testing that might be performed in a sleep laboratory.
Sleep Quality and Kids
For children, getting enough sleep helps with everything from schoolwork, to behavior, to friendships, to physical wellbeing. Sometimes the problem isn’t how much, but how well, a child is sleeping. The Sleep ChampTM App will help you measure your child’s risk for poor sleep quality and decide whether you should seek help.
Sleep Medicine and Research
Zansors believes in evidence-based research that can be translated into useful products. Zansors works with world-class researcher Dr. Ronald Chervin and the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center for guidance in sleep medicine. Dr. Chervin is a national expert in sleep medicine and the following journals are examples of his leadership in the field of sleep-related breathing disorders and children.
- With increased attention in the media surrounding bullying and aggression in schoolchildren, researchers hope to find the biological links between aggression and sleep. This cross-sectional survey looked at children in urban schools to survey sleep and behavior. The results showed the possible connection between sleep-related breathing disorders, sleepiness and aggression which warrants further research. Click for Study
- Habitual snoring is an indicator for sleep-related breathing disorders. The aim of this 4-year prospective cohort study supported the hypothesis that if untreated, SRBD could lead to the development of hyperactivity in children. Click for Study
- Sleep disorders can go missed at clinician offices. This study found children with sleep disorders using a child sleep questionnaire. Past medical charts were then looked over for visits addressing these sleep related symptoms which were overlooked as far back as two years. Results indicated the need for more awareness between families and their pediatricians to avoid missing a diagnosis of sleep disorder in children. Click for Study
- It’s important to validate child sleep questionnaires which are subjective or prone to variability. The American Psychological Association has created guidelines for appropriate sleep measures in children. This manuscript evaluated various questionnaires and found the more robust questionnaires to contain multidimensional sleep measures. Further guidance to researchers is also reported. Click for Study