Sleep Center

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Customized care focused on children and teens with sleep disorders

A good night’s sleep is important at any age to support physical health, mental wellness and a full, active life. For children and teens, sleep disturbances can have long-term effects on their growing bodies and developing brains. If your child has trouble sleeping, our sleep medicine experts at Texas Children's Hospital can help.

Texas Children’s Sleep Center is one of only a few in the country with accreditation for quality care for children’s sleep disorders. Our pediatric sleep medicine team has expertise in identifying and treating problems that disrupt a child’s sleep patterns. We specialize in thorough evaluations for accurate diagnoses and the full spectrum of treatments for comprehensive care.

Multispecialty experts in pediatric sleep disorders

Our pediatric pulmonologists (doctors who specialize in lung diseases and breathing disorders) have advanced training and board certifications in sleep medicine and other specialties. The Sleep Center team also includes a psychologist with specialized training in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine and advanced practice providers with training and experience in pediatric sleep disorders.

Our Sleep Center has earned accreditation from the American Board of Sleep Medicine, which demonstrates our commitment to care that meets the highest national standards. We provide high-quality care to help your child get the sleep they need for proper growth and development.

Sleep disorders we treat in children, teens and young adults

Our team has expertise in recognizing the signs of sleep disorders and related conditions, from the common to the complex. We diagnose and provide complete care for childhood sleep disorders and symptoms, including:

  • Breathing problems that affect sleep, such as obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing
  • Chronic (long-term) insomnia
  • Circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) disorders
  • Narcolepsy, hypersomnia and other disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Parasomnias (disruptive sleep-related disorders) such as sleepwalking and sleep terrors
  • Seizures during sleep
  • Neurological conditions that affect sleep, such as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and learning disabilities
  • Other conditions that affect sleep, such as asthma, bedwetting, cystic fibrosis, restless leg syndrome and sickle cell disease

Texas Children’s Sleep Center includes both sleep clinics, where your child sees our care team for regular visits, and sleep labs, where we conduct sleep studies and other testing. See our Sleep Center FAQs for information and videos about what to expect with a sleep study.

Patient resources for children, teens and families

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if your child is having sleep problems — and how much sleep your child needs. We’ve put together a chart with the recommended sleep that children need at various ages. See our patient resources for the chart and our patient forms to help you and your child get started at the Sleep Center.

Renowned Services Offered in Austin

We address a comprehensive spectrum of conditions for both children and women. Explore our specialized services, providing access to top-tier medical experts and state-of-the-art facilities. We also offer ambulatory specialty clinic, primary care urgent care and emergency services at our North Austin Campus.