Sleep Medicine Program
CHKD's Center for Pediatric Sleep Medicine can provide the diagnostic and treatment services to help children and teens get the sleep they need. A good night's sleep is critical to a child's health, happiness and success in school. When problems interrupt normal sleep patterns, it is important to identify the underlying causes.
A Team Approach
Our pediatric sleep experts have the advantage of being supported by CHKD's comprehensive network
of pediatric programs and specialists. This helps to ensure proper
diagnosis and care when dealing with sleep problems complicated by other
medical disorders such as asthma, autism, epilepsy, gastroesophageal
reflux disease, craniofacial disorders, obesity and neuromuscular
CHKD's sleep medicine team is here to diagnose simple and complex sleep disorders.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring may be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, the most common and most treatable sleep disorder in children. Children with obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing for brief periods during sleep, often because of an airway blockage.
Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Restless sleep
- Pauses in breathing
- Mouth breathing while asleep
- Morning headaches
- Problems with school performance
- Restlessness and hyperactivity
- Difficulty concentrating
More Conditions We Treat
- Restless leg syndrome
- Circadian rhythm disorders
Exclusively for Children
CHKD's center for pediatric sleep medicine was created specifically with kids in mind. Every staff member has pediatric training and experience with conditions and issues unique to children. Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to be reassuring and comforting, with cheerful cozy sleep areas developed especially for our young patients. Kids and parents can play games, watch television, read and relax before bedtime
If you have any questions concerning the sleep study or if you are unable to keep an appointment, please call us at (757) 668-9466.
Sleep Medicine Program Locations