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About the Sleep Program at Children's Hospital Colorado

Sleep problems can occur at any age, but when they occur in toddlers, children or young adults, they can have a big impact on the entire family. Twenty percent of all children suffer from some type of sleeping problem, and the causes range from poor sleep habits and behavioral problems to underlying medical conditions. Whatever the cause, the impact can be disruptive to children and their families.

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Get tips on how to get your child to sleep better in this video featuring Children's Colorado Sleep Medicine Specialist, Ann Halbower, MD.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Sleep Center provides comprehensive clinics to evaluate patients and to make appropriate treatment recommendations so that the entire family can return to an optimal night of sleep. Our team assists primary care providers and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents with sleep problems.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for the treatment of sleep conditions?

The Sleep Center includes comprehensive clinics to evaluate patients and to make appropriate treatment recommendations so that the entire family can return to a normal night of sleep. Our team assists primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with sleep problems.

Many sleep problems can be coupled with other medical problems. That is why the multidisciplinary approach to care at Children's Colorado is so important when successfully solving sleep problems. The Sleep Center team works closely with other teams within the hospital, including:

Sleep conditions we treat

Sleep problems can be categorized as  medical or behavioral in nature.

Medical sleep conditions

Behavioral sleep conditions

What we offer

Services we provide:

  • Evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders
  • Evaluation of a sleep log or diary of your child’s sleep habits over a one or two-week period
  • Overnight sleep studies or additional sleep tests, if necessary
  • Communication of diagnosis and treatment information to your child’s primary care provider
  • Education and support for parents to help manage sleep problems

Your first sleep clinic visit

During a your first visit to our sleep clinics, you will meet a team of providers, including physician trainees who will be our nation’s future sleep specialists. An initial assessment with a detailed history and clinical exam by a sleep provider will be the first step.

In this evaluation, further studies may be suggested, including sleep studies and possible laboratory and radiological testing. A complete diagnostic approach and therapeutic plan will be provided and communicated to the referring provider.


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