Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or crib death, is an unexplained, sudden death involving an infant. SIDS usually occurs during sleep. The risk for SIDS is greatest between two to four months of age, and is undoubtedly one of the most devastating scenarios to experience. Dr. Gingras, the founder and medical director of Gingras Sleep Medicine, is an internationally recognized expert on SIDS.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Having focused solely on sleep medicine for over 18 years, Dr. Gingras is uniquely qualified to treat even the youngest members of your family. An expert in all areas of sleep medicine, including pediatric sleep disorders, Dr. Gingras is uniquely qualified to help families dealing with sleep disorders.
Whether you are concerned about your newborn’s risk of SIDS, need treatment for infant sleep apnea (where infants stop breathing for periods of time), or ALTE (apparent life threatening events) requiring continuous monitoring, or have a pre-term or full-term infant that is exhibiting a low heart rate during sleep cycles, Dr. Gingras can help.
Dr. Jeannine Louise Gingras is a diplomate of both the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties in sleep medicine. This dual certification is very rare. She is one of only a handful of physicians who can make this claim. Dr. Gingras has been recognized as an expert on SIDS by no less than the Pediatric Medical High Risk Review Panel of the International Conference of Infant Studies, and was a chair for the fifth SIDS International Conference.
Named a Top Doc by the Consumers Research Council of America, Dr. Gingras has received numerous awards including the Edward Trudeau Scholar Award from the American Lung Association, the Fellowship Award and Institute Fellow from the Institute for Pediatric Service of the Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Company, and the Carolinas SIDS Award of Excellence.
Dr. Gingras has also created and directed pediatric sleep programs in the Charlotte area, along with a leading edge infant sleep apnea center. Dr. Gingras treats all forms of pediatric sleep conditions, including:
- Apnea of Infancy
- Apparent Life Threatening Events (ALTE)
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Targeted evaluation of Siblings of those with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Sleep Apnea and snoring
- Sleep Deprivation
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Infant insomnia
- Obesity related sleep conditions
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Apnea due to Prematurity
- Idiopathic Hypersomnia
- Nightmares and Night Terrors
- Obesity & Sleep
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Dr. Gingras has decades of experience in evaluating and treating infants, children, and adults. If you are concerned about SIDS, or any other sleep condition or disorder, please call for an expert in all aspects of sleep medicine. If you are tired of being tired, call (704) 944-0562 or request an appointment online with Dr. Gingras at Gingras Sleep Medicine in Charlotte and Concord, North Carolina. For exceptional care and sleep medicine, look to a leading expert on sleep medicine.