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Sleep Center

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Sleep disorders in children

The Sleep Center at Children's Mercy specializes in coordination of respiratory support equipment and other services that are vital to the care of children who have a wide variety of non-respiratory sleep-related issues.

Preparing children for a sleep lab study

We have created a kid-friendly sleep lab prep book to help put your child at ease before taking part in a sleep study.

Sleep diary

You will need to bring a completed, two-week sleep diary to your child's sleep study.

Sleep questionnaires

Clinical Services

  • Outpatient clinic services

  • Overnight polysomnography (sleep study)

  • Daytime multiple sleep latency test (MSLT ) for excessive daytime sleepiness and narcolepsy

  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)

  • Nocturnal respiratory evaluation of children for home use of oxygen, CPAP, BiPAP and ventilation

  • Insomnia evaluation and treatment

  • Actigraphy

  • Part of interdisciplinary team services for evaluation and treatment of children who have sleep and/or breathing difficulties that are associated with complex medical and surgical problems


  • Primary sleep apnea of the newborn and infancy

  • Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

  • Central sleep apnea

  • Congenital central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome

  • Behavioral insomnias

  • Parasomnias: night or sleep terrors, sleep walking

  • Sleep-related movement disorders: head banging, rocking

  • Sleep-related seizure disorders

  • Circadian-rhythm disorders: sleep phase delay in adolescents

  • Restless leg syndrome-periodic limb movement disorder

  • Narcolepsy

Contact the Sleep Center


To make a clinic appointment or a sleep lab appointment:
(816) 983-6355

Patients and families may also contact their care team through the MyChildrensMercy patient portal.