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Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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.

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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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Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Sleep Lab
214 West Bowery Street
2nd floor - Orange Elevator
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8890
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Our Doctors/Providers

Physicians/Providers:

Michael Kohrman, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurology; Pediatric Neurologist

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Jyoti Krishna, MD, FAAP, FAASM

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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Gregory Omlor, MD, FAAP

Director, Lewis H Walker CF Center; Pediatric Pulmonologist

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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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Specialty Programs

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

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Checking In and Screening of Visitors

When you arrive at Akron Children's, you will be met by a greeter who will take your temperature and ask you a few questions.

While in the waiting rooms, you'll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.