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Pediatric Sleep Center

Includes specialty programs: Sleep Study

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Overview

We have specific expertise in diagnosing and treating children and teens who suffer from severe sleep disruptions. We recommend a sleep study if your child's sleep problems last longer than a few weeks and interfere with how he feels and functions during the day. Akron Children's Sleep Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Accreditation from the AASM is voluntary and reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality care for sleep disorders.

Specialized care.

We bring together a team of pediatric neurologists, pulmonologists, developmental and behavioral pediatricians, ENT 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.

Sleep disorders are more common in children who are obese or who have craniofacial problems, neurological problems or developmental delays. These include enlarged tonsils or adenoids, malformation in the face, and conditions such as Down syndrome or spina bifida. 

We have 5 sleep testing suites, all with private bathrooms, a lounge chair and twin bed so you can stay overnight with your child. Two of the private bathrooms have showers and there is also a shared shower facility, which makes it convenient for you and your child to get ready for school or work in the morning.

Symptoms of sleep disorders.

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.

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.

Tour our sleep center.

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.

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Sleep Center

330-543-3885

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Sleep Center
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
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Our Doctors/Providers

Jyoti Krishna
Jyoti Krishna, MD, FAAP, FAASM

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Michael Kohrman
Michael Kohrman, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurology; Co-director, Tuberous Sclerosis Program; Pediatric Neurologist

Gregory Omlor
Gregory Omlor, MD, FAAP

Director, Lewis H Walker CF Center; Pediatric Pulmonologist

Jamie Travis
Jamie Travis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Specialty Programs