Current Environment:

Problems We Treat | Overview

If your child is experiencing from any of the sleep problems below, please speak with your primary care provider for a referral. You can also contact us directly for an appointment.

Sleep-disordered breathing

  • Snoring
  • Noisy breathing
  • Mouth breathing during sleep
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — difficulty breathing while asleep, blockage of airflow
  • Central sleep apnea

Sleep problems in children

Sleep issues in infants

  • Difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep without parental help
  • Frequent night waking
  • Frequent night feedings
  • Napping problems

Sleeplessness (insomnia) in children and adolescents

  • Bedtime struggles
  • Problems falling asleep 
  • Frequent nighttime waking and/or difficulty returning to sleep
  • Napping problems

Problems of wake and sleep timing

  • Difficulty falling asleep or waking at the desired time
  • Reversal of sleep-wake timings (sleeping during the day, awake at night)
  • Delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (DSWPD)
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Sleeping until late hours in the morning/afternoon on weekends

Daytime sleepiness/fatigue

  • Feeling sleepy during the daytime, dozing off easily
  • Taking frequent naps, or resuming napping in an older child
  • Insufficient sleep or inconsistent sleep schedule
  • Sleeping for longer periods at night than usual
  • Excessive sleepiness or fatigue due to medical disorders
  • Narcolepsy - A neurological sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness and in some cases accompanied by episodes of cataplexy (partial or total loss of muscle control, often triggered by a strong emotion such as laughter).

Parasomnias and nighttime events

  • Sleep terrors (incomplete waking, crying or screaming, thrashing, looking upset or frightened)
  • Sleepwalking 
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Periodic limb movements in sleep (frequent kicking or leg jerks while asleep)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) (an urge to move the legs often associated with discomfort during the evening or at bedtime that is relieved by activity and worsened with rest).