Skip to main content Skip to main content

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Includes specialty programs: Sleep Study / Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Back to Pulmonary Medicine

Featured Image

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.

Symptoms of sleep disorders.

If you answer yes to three or more of the below symptoms, particularly the first four, your child or teen should be evaluated for a sleep disorder.

Does your child

  • Snore loudly.
  • Wake up tired, even after a full night’s sleep.
  • Wake up with a headache.
  • Feel very sleepy or falls asleep at inappropriate times.
  • Have trouble falling asleep, wakes frequently during the night or wakes too early in the morning.
  • Have frequent upper airway infections.
  • Have a short temper or act irritable.
  • Act restless or have difficulty concentrating or remembering.
  • Fail to gain weight.
  • Perform poorly in school.
  • Have behavioral problems or learning disabilities.
  • Have high blood pressure.
  • Sweat while sleeping.
  • Sleep in unusual positions.
  • Wet the bed.

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.


Contact Sleep Medicine


Location Small Image
Sleep Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
More about this location...
Map & directions
Location Small Image
Sleep Lab
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Sleep Lab
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
2nd floor - Yellow Elevator
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
More about this location...
Map & directions
Location Small Image
Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1144
More about this location...
Map & directions
Location Small Image
Sleep Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Sleep Medicine, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
More about this location...
Map & directions

Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Jyoti Krishna
Jyoti Krishna, MD, FAAP, FAASM

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Loading patient reviews...

David Drees, MD, MMSc

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Physician


Sarah Love, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist


Gregory Omlor, MD, FAAP

Director, Lewis H Walker CF Center; Pediatric Pulmonologist; Pediatric Sleep Medicine


Jamie Travis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Erin Shipley, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner


Why Akron Children's

Specialized care.

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.

We have specific expertise in diagnosing and treating children and teens who suffer from severe sleep disruptions. 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.

We may recommend a sleep study  if your child's sleep problems last longer than a few weeks and interferes with daily function and wellbeing.

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Sleep Disorders, insomnia, restless legs, sleep apnea, sleep walking, sleep terrors

Related Stories

Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
There are 10 nurses in the picture.

And we have many more pediatric primary care providers in Northeast Ohio. You can meet some of them here.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The five differences are:
– Phone color
– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

Need help finding a doctor, choosing a location or getting a general question about Akron Children's answered? Call us or fill out the form and we'll help in any way we can.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

With virtual visits, you can see our pediatric experts from the comfort of home or wherever you are.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The correct path:
The Correct Path
We offer many ways to get pediatric care all over Northeast Ohio. Use this page to find the right kind of care and the most convenient location for you.