Current Environment:

If your child is experiencing from any of the sleep problems below, please speak with your primary care provider for a referral. You can also contact us directly for an appointment.

Sleep-disordered breathing

  • snoring
  • noisy breathing
  • mouth breathing during sleep
  • obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — difficulty breathing while asleep, blockage of airflow
  • central sleep apnea

Sleep problems in children

Sleep issues in infants

  • difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep without parental help
  • frequent night waking
  • frequent night feedings
  • napping problems

Sleeplessness (insomnia) in children and adolescents

  • bedtime struggles
  • problems falling asleep 
  • frequent nighttime waking and/or difficulty returning to sleep
  • napping problems

Problems of wake and sleep timing

  • difficulty falling asleep or waking at the desired time
  • reversal of sleep-wake timings (sleeping during the day, awake at night)
  • delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (DSWPD)
  • irregular sleep patterns
  • sleeping until late hours in the morning/afternoon on weekends

Daytime sleepiness/fatigue

  • feeling sleepy during the daytime, dozing off easily
  • taking frequent naps, or resuming napping in an older child
  • insufficient sleep or inconsistent sleep schedule
  • sleeping for longer periods at night than usual
  • excessive sleepiness or fatigue due to medical disorders
  • narcolepsy: a neurological sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness and in some cases accompanied by episodes of cataplexy (partial or total loss of muscle control, often triggered by a strong emotion such as laughter)

Parasomnias and nighttime events

  • sleep terrors (incomplete waking, crying or screaming, thrashing, looking upset or frightened)
  • sleepwalking 
  • teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • periodic limb movements in sleep (frequent kicking or leg jerks while asleep)
  • restless leg syndrome (RLS): an urge to move the legs often associated with discomfort during the evening or at bedtime that is relieved by activity and worsened with rest