Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Determining if your child has a sleep problem begins with a visit to our board-certified sleep specialists. We treat many common sleep disorders, as well as rare sleep problems, in children. Obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness are a few of the most common disorders we diagnose and treat. We start with an office visit to better understand the type of sleep problem and then recommend the best plan to diagnose and treat your child.

Your pediatric pulmonologist or sleep medicine doctor may order a sleep study, which is performed by one of our pediatric sleep disorder technicians at our nationally accredited pediatric sleep disorders center. You’ll stay overnight in a child-friendly sleep lab that records over 16 different aspects of sleeping and breathing to help sort out normal sleep from a medical disorder. Once our sleep doctor reviews the sleep study, recommendations will be shared with the family, as well as the primary care physician and the medical team.

Meet The Team

Your Child's Care Begins Here

As part of the only regional pediatric sleep program, our sleep disorder specialists can help when a sleep study shows that your child has sleep apnea. Our experts will work with you on a treatment plan to improve your child’s sleep. We have a number of sleep clinic locations where patients may undergo sleep testing:

7 North Atkinson Drive
Ludington, MI 49431

35 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

2902 Bradford Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

8333 Felch Street
Zeeland, MI 49464

Treatments We Provide

Children's Sleep Center
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital offers a kids-only sleep center. The center is led by a team of doctors, nurses and technicians who specialize in diagnosing your child's sleep issue.

Diet and Nutrition Counseling
Because excess weight can cause sleep apnea, a weight management therapist or dietitian can help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy Weight Center for Kids
This innovative, pediatrician-led program is for kids who have ongoing weight gain or chronic excess weight. There are no diets or weigh-ins. We focus on changing how we think about food and activity. It's a multi-month family commitment for a healthier, happier future for kids from tots to teens.

Tonsils and Adenoid Surgery
If obstructive sleep apnea is caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids, we’ll connect you with a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon because this operation may be needed to remove them.