Sleep problems are a common issue in childhood, but how do you know what’s normal and what’s not? If your child is having issues with sleep that are not improving, talk to his or her physician about whether your child may need a pediatric sleep study.
Sleep problems can occur at any age, but when they occur in toddlers, children or young adults, they can have a big impact on the entire family. Twenty percent of all children suffer from some type of sleeping problem, and the causes range from poor sleep habits, behavioral problems, to underlying medical conditions. Whatever the cause, the impact can be disruptive to children and their families.
The Wolfson Children's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, a collaboration with physicians with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, provides comprehensive services for evaluating patients and to making appropriate treatment recommendations so that the entire family can return to a normal night of sleep. Our team assists pulmonologists who are sleep medicine specialists, who work with pediatricians and primary care physicians to diagnose and treat infants, children and adolescents with sleep problems.
Services we provide include:
- Evaluation and treatment of sleep problems
- Evaluation of a sleep log or diary your child’s sleep habits over a two-week period
- Overnight sleep studies or additional sleep tests, if necessary
- Assessment and treatment information is provided promptly to the primary care provider
- Education and support for parents to help manage sleep problems
For more information on pediatric sleep disorders, call 904.202.1632.