Pediatric Sleep Center

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Quality sleep is important to a child's health and well being. The pediatric sleep center team at Dayton Children’s is dedicated to helping children with sleep-related problems improve the quality of their sleep and their overall health.

The pediatric sleep center is one of a few centers in the country accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The sleep clinic is supervised by a physician board certified in sleep medicine, employs a fully credentialed polysomnographic technologist, and has access to a wide range of pediatric subspecialists. Inpatient and outpatient sleep studies are scheduled Sunday through Friday, making every effort to accommodate working parents.

Conditions We Treat

  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy and other disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Sleep onset association disorders
  • Behavioral sleep disorders
  • Parasomnias and other unusual activities during sleep


Services We Offer

Sleep Lab and Sleep Studies:

  • Actigraphy – Evaluation of wake-sleep cycles, ordered only by a sleep physician after careful evaluation in the sleep clinic
  • Polysomnogram - Overnight sleep studies for infants and children up to 21 years with normal Sleep EEG
  • Polysomnogram with extended EEG - This test is ordered only by a sleep physician after a careful evaluation in the sleep clinic
  • MSLT – Study for excessive daytime sleepiness following a polysomnogram

Meet Our Team

Medical director: Samuel Dzodzomenyo, MD
Pulmonary specialist: Maninder Kalra, MD, PhD
Psychologist: Zachary Woessner, PsyD
Manager: Scott Melin, RPSGT/RCP
Office coordinator: Marilyn Wood


  • Sleep disorders clinic--Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Behavioral sleep clinic Zach Woessner, PsyD -- Tuesday afternoons
  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) clinic--Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


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Dayton Children’s Main Campus

Sleep Clinic:  First Floor Specialty Clinic
Sleep Lab and Sleep Testing:  Lower Level


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