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...
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.
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.
Our sleep lab has testing suites with shower facilities so families can clean up in the morning after their child's sleep study. Twin beds are available in the testing suite for a caregiver to stay near the child.
Use this checklist to help determine if your child should have a sleep disorder evaluation.
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 sleep log 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.
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 330-543-8885 to schedule a tour.
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