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At one time or another, most parents have coped with a child who will not sleep. Sleep disturbances are common in childhood, with almost 20-40% of children having experienced them at some point while growing up. Sleep disturbances can be caused by true sleep disorders, neurological problems, heart and lung problems, gastrointestinal disturbances, behavioral and developmental disorders as well as psychiatric disorders. A sleep medicine specialist can help determine if your child's sleep disturbance is due to a true sleep disorder and treat the specific sleep disorder. Early diagnosis and treatment will promote a child's long-term health and well-being. Our sleep medicine specialists can provide diagnosis, management and treatment of sleep disorders in newborns, children and adolescents.

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Pediatric Sleep Study

The pediatric sleep study helps provide diagnosis and treatment of breathing difficulties during sleep in infants, children and adolescents, difficulties falling or staying asleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and unusual sleep-related behaviors.

Diagnosis may include:

  • History and physical examination

  • Sleep questionnaire

  • Sleep diary

  • Overnight oximetry

  • Polysomnography (sleep study)

  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)

Sleep problems usually need to be approached by sleep medicine specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, behavioral specialists, otolaryngologists, and pediatric lung specialists. Your child may need to be evaluated by multiple specialists in order to resolve their sleep problems.

Jennifer L. Hamilton, APRN

Jennifer Hamilton received her Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis in Nursing from Brigham Young University in 2007. For several years she worked as a Registered Nurse on the Children’s Medical Unit at Primary Children’s in Salt Lake City, Utah caring for children with a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. During that time she acted... Read More

Brian M. McGinley, M.D.

Dr. McGinley received his medical degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine, completed his Pediatric residency and Sleep Medicine fellowship at Tulane University, and his Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University for 8 years. Dr. McGinley is board-certified in Pediat... Read More

Jonathan R. Skirko, M.D., M.H.P.A., M.P.H.

Dr. Skirko is an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology with clinical research and clinical practice based at Primary Children's Medical Center. He has a passion for the care of children with cleft lip or cleft palate. He has created a quality of life instrument to better measure and understand how difficulties with speec... Read More


Cleft palate - lip surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine


Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1740
University Hospital
Otolaryngology/ENT, Clinic 9
(801) 662-1740

Chee Chun Tan, M.D.

Dr. Chee C. Tan received his medical degree from University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and completed his pediatric residency at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York. He completed both his Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship and Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also has a Master of Science degre... Read More


Pediatric Pulmonary Care, Pediatric Sleep Medicine


Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 213-3599
Sleep Study
(801) 662-1788
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 213-3599