Sleep Center 

The Sleep Disorders Center at the Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute at Wolfson Children’s Hospital specializes in treating children from newborns to 18 for sleep disorders, giving each child a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan based on his or her sleep disorder and/or other chronic medical conditions. Our Center offers child- and family-friendly convenient hours.

Our multidisciplinary medical staff is comprised of nationally recognized pediatric subspecialists with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is ranked as one the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery care by U.S. News & World Report.

Conditions We Treat

  • Insomnia
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Breathing-Disordered Sleep
  • Rhythmic Movement Disorders
  • Nocturnal Enuresis
  • Bruxism
  • Biological Clock Rhythm Disorders
  • Nocturnal Seizures

Expertise in Kids with Special Needs

Our Sleep Disorders Center is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology geared toward children with:

  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
  • Chronic/Complex Lung Conditions
  • Tracheostomies
  • Ventilators
  • Down Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Weight Problems
  • Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

Evaluation and Assessment

  • Non-Invasive and Complex Ventilation Evaluation
  • O2, CPAP and OPAP Management
  • Sleep Study Evaluation
  • Follow-up Appointment to Sleep Studies

Treatments We Offer

  • Sleep Studies (including 24-Hour Studies)
  • Behavioral Treatments and Techniques
  • Adjustments to Feeding and Sleep Schedules
  • CPAP Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Medications
  • Referrals to Specialists for Treatment of Conditions that Disrupt Sleep:
    • GERD
    • Epilepsy/Seizures
    • Obesity
    • Respiratory Problems
    • Neuromuscular Disease
    • Craniofacial Disorders
    • ENT Issues

Making an Appointment

If you are a patient or family member and would like to make an appointment or for more information please call us at 904.202.1632 and then Option one (1).

Patient Forms & Information

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Watch a video to learn about having a sleep study.

Making a Referral

We welcome referrals and inquiries from physicians. To request an appointment, for more information, or make a referral, please call us at 904.202.1632 and then Option one (1) or email us at sleep.centerorders@bmcjax.com.

For direct inpatient transfers, please call the Wolfson Children’s Hospital Transfer Center at 904.202.KIDS (5437) or 1.877.240.KIDS (5437).

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary medical staff is comprised of nationally recognized pediatric sub-specialists from the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville.

Erick Viorritto, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

Raj Sheth, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Co-Medical Director, Stys Neuroscience Institute
Medical Director, Wolfson Children’s Hospital Pediatric Epilepsy Center
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

Harry Abram, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

Rubina Bakerywala, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

David Hammond, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville

       
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