National Sleep Foundation Adds New Pediatric Model to its Sleep Disordered Breathing Anatomical Models™


NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION -- Washington, D.C. — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announces the addition of the new Pediatric Model to its Sleep Disordered Breathing Anatomical Models™. The model was designed by Stephen Sheldon, DO. The 3-D product allows primary care physicians, pediatricians, and sleep specialists to easily show their patients and their parents the anatomical differences between normal and obstructed breathing functions.

The innovative, two-in-one 3D model shows normal and obstructed breathing functions for an infant (up to 12 months) on one side and child age 3 to 12 on the other. The easily portable model includes a base stand and a double-sided educational backdrop card, showing a detailed, full color labeled image of the anatomy.

“It’s important for young patients and their families to understand how obstructed breathing impacts their overall sleep health. This model helps healthcare professionals to demonstrate simply and clearly what is happening." explained Dr.Sheldon. “Everybody wins.”

Visit The NSF Sleep Shop for product details. All proceeds from the sale of the model go to NSF to further its educational mission. 

Dr. Stephen Sheldon receives no compensation for this product nor does he have any financial interest in sales or other revenues related to this product. His contributions are for the sole purpose of advancing childhood sleep disordered breathing education.

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About Stephen Sheldon, DO

Dr. Sheldon is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director, Sleep Medicine Center of the Ann & Robert H.Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is very active in the clinical practice of pediatric sleep medicine and has an intense involvement in pediatric sleep medical education and research. He is on the board of the National Sleep Foundation, and has served on the Education Committee of the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and was Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee.