Conditions We Treat 

Not every child sleeps well or long enough for optimal health and well-being, and it’s a problem that can impact the whole family. Wolfson Children’s Hospital can help because we specialize in treating children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents, for sleep disorders. Each child’s sleep study is evaluated and cared for by a pediatric physician specializing in sleep medicine at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. These children’s healthcare providers are affiliated with our pediatric healthcare partner, the nationally recognized Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville.

Conditions we treat include:

Sleep-Disordered Breathing

  • Snoring
  • Noisy breathing
  • Sleeping with open mouth
  • Abnormal sleeping positions
  • Restlessness during sleep
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (difficulty breathing while asleep, blockage of airflow)

    Sleeplessness (insomnia)

  • Resisting bedtime
  • Problems getting to sleep
  • Frequent nighttime waking
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Trouble with naps

    Sleep Schedule Abnormalities

  • Difficulty falling asleep/waking at the desired time
  • Reversal of sleep-wake timings (long naps, short nighttime sleep)
  • Shifts in sleep rhythms

    Sleepy Adolescents

  • Difficulty falling asleep or waking at the desired hour
  • Remaining awake for long hours at night and sleeping until late hours in the morning/afternoon on weekends
  • Feeling sleepy during the daytime, taking frequent naps and dozing off in class
  • Insufficient sleep or inconsistent sleep schedule

    Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

  • Overt daytime sleepiness
  • Moodiness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Difficulty focusing or learning
  • Poor memory
  • Narcolepsy and other medical disorders
  • Sleeping too long (12 – 14 hours)

    Parasomnias and Night-Time Events

  • Confusion arousals and sleep terrors (incomplete waking, crying or screaming, thrashing, looking upset or frightened)
  • Sleepwalking and sleep talking (while only partly awake)
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis)
  • Periodic limb movements in sleep (leg or arm jerks every 20 to 60 seconds while asleep)
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Restlessness/unpleasant feelings in legs during the evening or at bedtime relieved by activity worsened with resting
  • Family history of parents or other relatives having similar symptoms

    If your child is suffering from any of these problems, please speak to his/her physician. Or contact us at 904.202.1632 for an appointment.

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