Sleep Disorders in Children

Pioneers in Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Disorders

Norton Sleep Center specialists have been leaders treating sleep disorders, including in children and adolescents, for the Louisville and Southern Indiana area for more than 40 years.

Sleep disorders are common in children and teens. Sleep disorders can affect academics, behavior, social interactions, weight and other issues. The lack of sleep not only affects your child, but everyone in the household.

The sleep disorders children can experience are often the same as adults — insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and others — but their causes and effects can be different. Children are also developing physically and emotionally, leading to unique needs.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines for sleep in children and teens to promote optimal health. Recommended sleep, including naps, over a 24-hour period:

  • Infants 4 months to 12 months – 12 to 16 hours.
  • Children 1 to 2 years – 11 to 14 hours.
  • Children 3 to 5 years – 10 to 13 hours.
  • Children 6 to 12 years – 9 to 12 hours.
  • Teenagers 13 to 18 years – 8 to 10 hours.

Louisville’s Leader in Sleep Medicine

Norton Sleep Center has been treating sleep disorders for patients in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area for more than four decades.

We have the most experienced group of certified American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) specialists in Louisville or Southern Indiana, including David H. Winslow, M.D., pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician with Norton Pulmonary Specialists and Norton Sleep Center.

Dr. Winslow has been a pioneer in sleep medicine and was one of the first certified sleep medicine doctors in the country. He and his colleagues are the reason patients are referred to Norton Sleep Center from all over the country.

As a part of Norton Healthcare, our specialists have access to a network of providers, including pediatricians, to collect a broad range of viewpoints on your condition or your child’s condition. Because sleep disorders often affect other aspects of your health, it’s important to take a multidisciplinary approach to sleep treatment.

Norton Sleep Center: Comprehensive Care That Fits Your Schedule


Norton Sleep Center locations are staffed with fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians and sleep technologists who are experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders.

  • All locations are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine — the gold standard for evaluating sleep medicine services.
  • We offer home sleep studies, inpatient sleep testing and a full suite of treatment options.
  • Our state-of-the-art sleep labs offer private, comfortable testing suites with full- or queen-size beds and showers. Sleep studies can be scheduled seven nights a week.
  • Our team of providers has more than 200 years’ collective experience diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.
  • We have four convenient locations: Norton Audubon Hospital campus, Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus, Pleasure Ridge Park and on Newburg Road.
  • We work with patients in the transportation industry and the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with required verifications to show sleep therapy compliance.
  • Our physicians specialize in diagnosing sleep disorders and giving you a personalized treatment plan.
  • Our sleep apnea treatment experience includes continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), CPAP alternatives such as oral devices, and Inspire upper airway stimulation.
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