Sleep Education

Twenty percent of all children suffer from some type of sleep problem. The causes range from poor sleep habits to serious underlying medical conditions. Whatever the cause, the Sleep Disorders Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital can comprehensively evaluate patients and make appropriate treatment recommendations. Within these Sleep Education pages, we are providing you with helpful tips and information to help your child get a restful night's sleep. Refer to the links below to find the information to best suit your needs.

Sleep Education Information:

  • Bedtime Problems

  • Nightwakings

  • Sleep in Newborns (0-2 Months)

  • Sleep in Infants (2-12 Months)

  • Sleep in Toddlers (1-3 Years)

  • Sleep in Preschoolers (3-5 Years)

  • Sleep in School-Aged Children (6-12 Years)

  • Sleep in Adolescents (13-18 Years)

  • Sleep Tips for Children

  • Sleep Tips for Adolescents

Featured Physician 

Mark Splaingard MD

Mark Splaingard, MD, is the director of the Sleep Disorders Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sleep medicine. Dr. Splaingard's research has concentrated on the outcomes of children with chronic pulmonary disease and acquired neurological disorders with a recent focus on sleep disorders in children. 

Center Receives Accreditation 

In March 2006, the Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital received a five-year program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To receive the accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care. Learn about the center.