Sleep Disorder Center

We Help Patients With Poor Sleep Habits and More Serious Underlying Medical Conditions

Sleep Disorder Center

The sleep medicine experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital assist primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with sleep problems.

The patient starts with a consultation by a specialist with expertise in the management of sleep disorders. If indicated, an overnight sleep study (also referred to as a polysomnography) is scheduled at Nationwide Children’s sleep laboratory. During the sleep study, patients are monitored throughout the night, measuring brainwaves, nasal and oral airflow, oxygen saturation, carbon dioxide and patient effort.

The sleep study is analyzed by a registered polysomnography technologist and interpreted by one of the center’s board-certified sleep physicians. A sleep specialist determines if the patient has a sleep disorder based on the history and findings of the sleep study and makes management recommendations.

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Services We Offer

Outpatient Consultations

  • General Sleep Disorders Clinic
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Combined ENT/Sleep Clinic
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome Sleep Clinic
  • Hypersomnia Clinic
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Sleep Clinic

PAP Clinic

This clinic provides one-on-one education and training for patients prescribed PAP equipment.

Inpatient Consult Service

  • Management of sleep clinic patients during inpatient stay
  • Evaluates candidacy for inpatient sleep studies

Diagnostic Testing

  • Pediatric Polysomnography
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT)
  • Actigraphy
  • Home Sleep Study (age 18 and over)

What to Expect

Sleep Conditions We Treat

  • Sleep-related breathing disorders:
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Central sleep apnea
    • Hypoventilation
  • Disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness:
    • Narcolepsy
    • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia:
    • Behavioral insomnia of childhood
    • Psychophysiological
    • Inadequate sleep hygiene
  • Sleep-related movement disorders
  • Parasomnias
    • Sleepwalking
    • Sleep terrors
    • Nightmares
  • Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders

Diagnoses Suggesting Possible Sleep Disturbance:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

  • Chronic lung disease

  • Depression/psychological disorders

  • Gastroesophageal reflux

Diagnostic Testing

Nationwide Children’s Main Campus
700 Children’s Drive, Level H10A
Columbus, OH 43205

Lewis Center Close To Home SM Center
7853 Pacer Drive
Delaware, OH 43015

Sleep & PAP Clinics

Outpatient Care Center

Outpatient Visit

Dublin Close To Home Center on Hospital Dr. with Urgent Care

Dublin on Hospital Dr.

Westerville Close To Home Center on N. Cleveland Ave.

Westerville on N. Cleveland Ave.

Hilliard Close To Home Center


Clinical Articles

Sleep Disorders in Childhood
Sleep evolves from the newborn period through adulthood. Knowledge of these developmental changes is useful in evaluating sleep disorders.


Interested in the Sleep Disorder Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital?

Download the Sleep Disorders referral form.