Pediatric Sleep Medicine

A good night’s sleep is important at any age – but for kids, it can be vital for many reasons. Poor sleep can affect a child’s health, mood, and behavior. Tired kids may have trouble paying attention in school, get sick more easily, feel irritable and act out.

The first step to resolving your child's sleep problems is finding out what’s causing them. Some sleep problems, such as sleep apnea, are due to physical factors such as a blocked airway. Others may be linked to emotional concerns or the sleep setting.

We treat a full range of sleep disorders, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Night terrors
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleepwalking or talking
  • Snoring

Mercy Kids sleep experts evaluate children with sleep problems using physical exams and, in some cases, overnight sleep studies that monitor your child's brain activity, breathing, heart rate and more while they sleep. We identify the underlying causes of sleep problems and develop effective treatment plans that may include lifestyle changes, medications and other therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams include board certified pulmonologists, sleep medicine specialists, neurologists and behavioral therapists.

Rest Easy With Mercy

Sleep problems are frustrating, but they can be treated. Mercy’s sleep specialists are here to help your child sleep better and wake up rested, refreshed and ready to take on the day.

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