Dr. Rafael Pelayo

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences – Sleep Medicine

Practices at Stanford Health Care

Clinical Focus

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Children
  • Adults

Academic Appointments

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences – Sleep Medicine

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1994) CA
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1993) NY
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1990) NY
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine (2007)
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1989) NY
  • Sleep Disorders in Adults and Children
  • Light Flashes to Treat Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD)Recruiting
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) is a sleep disruption that commonly occurs in teens and manifests as a difficulty in waking up in the morning, going to sleep early enough at night, and daytime disturbances such as depression, fatigue, and restlessness. The purpose of this study is to determine if brief flashes of light, that are scheduled to occur during sleep, are effective in treating DSPD.
  • This study will evaluate a newly developed pediatric mask (known as Pixi) on children aged 2-7 using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), or Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) treatment. The participants will undergo a monitored sleep study, followed by a 7 night trial of the Pixi mask in the home environment. During the study usability will be measured through questionnaires filled in by the parent and clinician. The study hypothesis is that the usability of the mask will be superior to the patient’s usual mask.