Sleep Disorders Center
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Approximately 25 percent of children will experience some type of sleep problem during childhood. Sleep disorders can have serious consequences for kids, ranging from learning and behavior issues to cardiovascular problems.

Our Sleep Disorders Center specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Our goal is to optimize the quality of our patients' sleep to help them reach their personal potential, and to minimize the stress of sleep deprivation and sleep-disordered breathing on their bodies.

The conditions we treat include:

  • Circadian rhythm disorders such as delayed or advanced sleep phase syndrome (falling asleep and waking up very late or very early)
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nocturnal hypoventilation (breathing that's too shallow or slow) related to neuromuscular weakness
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Parasomnias, such as night terrors and sleep walking
  • Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder
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Our team is led by one of the few pediatric lung specialists in the nation who is also board certified in sleep medicine. We also have sleep technologists on staff who can help with technical issues regarding equipment such as CPAP masks.

Sleep disorders may be evaluated in our Pediatric Sleep Laboratory, which conducts overnight sleep studies that measure the child's sleep cycles and stages.

  • Hear an interview with Dr. Kristina Rosbe, director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, who talks about sleep disorders in children caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

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You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Sleep Disorders Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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Gwynne Church
Gwynne Church, MD
Pediatric pulmonologist and sleep disorders specialist
Kristina W. Rosbe
Kristina W. Rosbe, MD
Head and neck surgeon