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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.

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The sleep center welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-5004 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling 937-641-5004.

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Maninder Kalra, MD, Medical Director

pulmonology, sleep medicine
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Joseph Crisalli, MD

sleep medicine
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Sarah Gehring, NP

sleep medicine
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Hila Collins, MS, RN, CPNP-AC, CIC

sleep medicine
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Zachary Woessner, PsyD.

psychology, sleep medicine
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conditions we treat:

sleep apnea

Brief pauses in breathing during sleep are normal. But when breathing stops often or for longer periods, it's called sleep apnea. When someone has sleep apnea, oxygen levels in the body may fall and sleep can be disrupted. You might think that only older people have sleep apnea, but kids and teens can develop it, too.

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insomnia

Lots of us have insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep). The most common cause of insomnia is stress. But all sorts of things can lead to insomnia, including physical discomfort (the stuffy nose of a cold or the pain of a headache, for example), emotional troubles (like family problems or relationship difficulties), and even an uncomfortable sleeping environment (a room that's too hot, cold, bright, or noisy).

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periodic limb movement disorder

Teens with periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) or restless legs syndrome (RLS) find their sleep is disrupted by leg (or, less commonly, arm) movements, leaving them tired or irritable from lack of sleep.

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narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks. Narcolepsy is not commonly diagnosed in teens, but many cases go unrecognized.

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sleepwalking

Sleepwalking is far more common in kids than in adults, as most sleepwalkers outgrow it by the early teen years. It may run in families, so if you or your partner are or were sleepwalkers, your child may be too.

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