Sleep disorders

Specialized services

Sleep disorders can affect your child’s growth, development, behavior and overall health. A child’s sleep problems can also add stress to the entire family.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin offers specialized services in sleep disorder diagnosis, treatment and follow-up reporting. Our pediatric experts include four board-certified pediatric sleep physicians, two pediatric psychologists, and one dedicated nurse practitioner, who is board-certified in family practice.

Our specialists at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin set themselves apart from other sleep centers because they have additional training in critical care and pulmonary medicine (relating to the lungs).

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin offers two family-friendly locations with full-service sleep clinics and sleep labs.

To speak with a Sleep Center provider please call (414) 266-2790.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) program

We follow over 200 children and adolescents using CPAP, bi-level ventilation or noninvasive ventilator support during sleep. We monitor progress and trends which adds to our expertise in this treatment. 

Kids-only sleep center

While some sleep centers may treat both children and adults, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin specializes in the care of children only. Everything we do is geared toward children and families in order to help manage their sleep issues.

Our sleep labs are equipped with TV/videos, free WI-FI, and a family lounge with a refrigerator. Children and families can feel like they are at home.

Schedule an appointment quickly

If you suspect your child has a sleep disorder, call (414) 607-5280 or toll free (877) 607-5280 to make an appointment.

Our providers will help you and your family schedule a sleep study if needed.


Children’s treats the full range of sleep disorders, including:

  • Sleep apnea-snoring and pauses during sleep
  • Hypoventilation
  • Snoring
  • Hypersomnia-excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Insomnia-trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Delayed sleep phase syndrome-falling asleep at a consistently late time with significant difficulty waking at the required time
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sleep terrors/nightmares
  • Restless legs syndrome-leg pain or uncomfortable sensations that disturb sleep
  • Headbanging or body rocking
  • Periodic limb movement disorder-periodic episodes of repetitive limb movements during sleep

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Treatment & tests

Our dedicated, experienced team is trained to provide all aspects of your child’s care and treatment, which may include:

  • Sleep clinic evaluation
  • Overnight sleep study
  • Behavioral modifications
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Medication
  • Coordinated care
  • Referrals to other departments if indicated

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Children’s Hospital is active in annual research projects on a variety of topics from disorders in obese children and Down syndrome children, to detailed studies of patient outcomes including average time for solving behavioral problems. This research keeps our specialists looking ahead to new treatments and advancements in solving sleep disorders.

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