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Helping Kids Get a Better Night’s Rest

Nemours Children's sleep medicine experts help kids grow, develop and live healthy. We work to improve sleep in children of all ages, from babies to teens.

Our programs are led by renowned specialists in pediatric pulmonology and neurology who are also trained in sleep medicine. We use the latest tools to understand why children have trouble sleeping. With the right diagnosis, we can help kids get back to sleep.

We see a lot of children with sleep disorders and know what to look for. We consider breathing problems, developmental issues, physical problems, sleep habits and more. We also help kids with complex health conditions that can cause or be related to poor sleep.

We work as a team to help your child sleep better, so they can learn, focus and be their very best.

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We have many pediatric sleep medicine specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

Many types of sleep disorders in children, medical conditions and complex medical needs can contribute to sleep problems. We see a full spectrum of conditions — far too many to list here. Don't see a condition listed? Call us.

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome 

DSPS, trouble falling asleep and waking up

Narcolepsy 

uncontrollable urge to sleep during the daytime

Nocturnal Enuresis

nighttime bedwetting

Parasomnias 

night terrors, nightmares or sleepwalking

Restless Leg Syndrome 

uncontrollable movement during sleep

Sleep Apnea

sleep medicine specialists diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea and other types of sleep apnea in children

Sleep Disordered Breathing

such as snoring and sleep apnea

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We’re Experts at Getting Kids Back to Sleep

Nemours board-certified sleep medicine specialists are experts in sleep disorders. We know how sleep affects a child’s body, behavior, learning and more.

Delaware Valley/Philadelphia Highlights

  • Our program is accredited. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recognizes our pediatric sleep program for the highest in quality and safety.
  • We’re regional pioneers in coordinated sleep care. Ours was the first hospital in the Delaware Valley to offer same-day pulmonology and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat, or ENT) sleep services for kids with complex breathing problems. We bring the right care to families, when and where you need it.
  • We offer specialized sleep programs. Our teams work together to help kids with special health needs sleep better. We have expertise in neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders and craniofacial disorders.

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Clinicians on our team

8 hours

Length of a sleep study

12+

Common conditions that cause regular sleep problems

Florida Highlights

  • Our program is accredited. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine   recognizes the sleep center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, which is led by our team, for the highest in quality and safety.
  • We have state-of-the-art sleep centers just for kids. We provide sleep studies in private, kid-friendly rooms. While your child sleeps, we can record a variety of body functions to help us understand what’s going on. You can sleep in the same room with your child, next to their bed. 
  • We offer specialized sleep programs. Our teams work together to help kids with special health needs sleep better. We have expertise in neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders and craniofacial disorders.

11

Clinicians on our team

8 hours

Length of a sleep study

12+

Common conditions that cause regular sleep problems

Our Highlights

  • We have state-of-the-art sleep centers just for kids. We provide sleep studies in private, kid-friendly rooms. While your child sleeps, we can record a variety of body functions to help us understand what’s going on. You can sleep in the same room with your child, next to their bed.
  • We offer specialized sleep programs. Our teams work together to help kids with special health needs sleep better. We have expertise in neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders and craniofacial disorders.
  • We offer behavioral sleep therapies. Our sleep psychologists can help kids get to sleep, and stay asleep, using cognitive behavioral therapies and more. We work with kids who have nightmares, anxiety and other problems that affect good rest.

11

Clinicians on our team

8 hours

Length of a sleep study

12+

Common conditions that cause regular sleep problems

We Make It Easy With Online Video Visits

When several appointments are needed, we try to coordinate services so you only have to make one visit. And families can see a sleep specialist with our easy-to-use video-visit option. Whether it’s an introductory conversation, follow up visit, or a discussion about treatment, we can often save you travel time with our secure video connection.

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Preparing for a Sleep Study

A sleep study (or polysomnogram) helps doctors diagnose sleep problems. It is an overnight test that can record body functions while a child sleeps. Learn what to expect during a sleep study.

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