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Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Includes specialty programs: Sleep Study / Behavioral Sleep Medicine

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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.

Locations

Contact Sleep Medicine

330-543-8885

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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
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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
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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
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Sleep Medicine, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Sleep Medicine, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Our Doctors/Providers

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

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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Physicians/Providers:

David Drees, MD, MMSc

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Physician

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Sarah Love, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Gregory Omlor, MD, FAAP

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

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Jamie Travis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Erin Shipley, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

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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



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