Sleep Clinic Resources for Children and Families
As one of a few clinics in the country, the Sleep Study Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a vital resource for children with sleep disorders and their families.
Our team of physicians, sleep medicine nurse and staff are dedicated to providing information, resources and a welcoming, supportive environment to children with sleep disorders and their families.
How much sleep should your child have at night?
3 to 6 years old: 10 - 12 hours per day
7 to 12 years old: 10 - 11 hours per day
12 to 18 years old: 8 - 9 hours per day
Tips for Better Sleep
- Make sleep a priority
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time throughout the week, including weekends.
- Avoid stimulating activities 30 min to 1 hour prior to bed - including computer, TV or cell phone.
- Establish a relaxing pre-sleep ritual such as warm bath or reading.
- Keep the bedroom dark, quiet and cool.
- Avoid caffeine after 2 pm
- Try to exercise in the morning or approximately before 8 pm. If are unable to exercise, try to get some indirect sunlight exposure in the morning.
- Use your bedroom only for sleep
- Avoid the snooze button, pick a time to wake up and be consistent.
Online Resources - Physician Endorsed
Ask us about the clinical trials we are working on that may benefit children with various sleep disorders.
Traveling to Phoenix Children's Hospital
The Sleep Study Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the only one of its kind in the Southwest. Children with sleep disorders and their families sometimes travel across the country to come to Phoenix Children’s. Here are some helpful links to help you get familiarized with our campus and the surrounding area.