Sleep Center

Akron Children's Sleep Center diagnoses and treats children and teens who suffer from severe sleep disruptions that may be caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids, obesity, malformation in the face, or conditions such as Down syndrome or spina bifida. Read More...

Krishna Jyoti
Jyoti Krishna, MD, FAAP, FAASM
Director, Sleep Medicine

Enlow Thomas
Thomas Enlow, MD
Pediatric Neurologist

Jaquez Sasha
Sasha Jaquez, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist

Omlor Gregory
Gregory Omlor, MD
Director, Pulmonary Medicine

McCarty Teresa
Teresa McCarty, RN, BSN
Sleep/Infant Apnea Nurse

Merritt Michael
Michael Merritt, RRT, RPSGT
Sleep Lab Coordinator

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Conditions We Treat

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  • An estimated 11% of children in the United States have a sleep disorder.

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Overview

Sleep Center - Overview

Our center brings together a team of pediatric neurologists, pulmonologists, developmental-behavioral pediatricians, ear-nose-throat specialists and others to help children and families cope with, and often eliminate, severe sleep disruptions.

We have 4 sleep testing suites, including 2 with showers so families can clean up in the morning after their child's sleep study. There's also a lounge area where parents can sit, relax, read or watch TV.

Chronic lack of sleep may affect a person’s health, job or school performance, memory, mood and behavior. And if children and teens don’t get enough sleep, the entire family may be affected by disrupted sleep.

Symptoms

Use this checklist to help determine if your child should have a sleep disorder evaluation.

  • My child snores loudly.
  • My child wakes up tired, even after a full night’s sleep.
  • My child wakes with a headache.
  • My child feels very sleepy or falls asleep at inappropriate times.
  • My child has trouble falling asleep, wakes frequently during the night or wakes too early in the morning.
  • My child has frequent upper airway infections.
  • My child is irritable or has a short temper.
  • My child is restless or has difficulty concentrating or remembering.
  • My child fails to gain weight.
  • My child performs poorly in school.
  • My child has behavioral problems or learning disabilities.
  • My child has high blood pressure.
  • My child sweats while sleeping.
  • My child sleeps in unusual positions.
  • My child wets the bed.

If you checked more than 3 statements, particularly statements 1-4, your child or teen should be evaluated for a sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders are more common in children who are obese or who have craniofacial problems, neurological problems or developmental delays.

A sleep study may also be recommended if your child’s sleep problems last longer than a few weeks and interfere with how she feels and functions during the day.

We recommend that you keep a daily sleep diary for a week or two. Write down the time your child takes naps, goes to bed, the time he wakes up, and anything that seems to affect his sleep. Share this information with her doctor and our staff.

Sleep Center Tour

We offer tours to help alleviate any fears your child may have and to answer your questions.

Once your child's sleep study has been scheduled, call 330-543-3390 to schedule a tour.

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Akron Children's Hospital
Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 6500
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8318
Fax: 330-543-8890
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