Telehealth Appointments Now Available

CHKD specialists are now offering secure and convenient appointments via telehealth. This means that your child can get the care they need from the CHKD physician you trust … all from the safety and comfort of your home. Read more about how the process works here. To schedule a telehealth appointment, call (757) 668-9466.

A Team Approach

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.

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, obesit,y and neuromuscular disorders.

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

Treatment Options for Children with Sleep Apnea

Cristina Baldassari, MD, an ear, nose, and throat surgeon at CHKD details what treatment options are available for children with sleep apnea in the video below.

Other Conditions We Treat

  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Sleepwalking
  • Seizures
  • Narcolepsy
  • 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 about sleep studies at CHKD, read our Family Guide to Your Child’s Overnight Sleep Study. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call us at (757) 668-9466. 

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Each of CHKD’s sleep center locations are nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which establishes core standards for personnel, facility and equipment, patient care, and quality assurance.