Sleep Medicine Center

The Sleep Medicine Center at Lurie Children’s is the only comprehensive sleep center in Illinois dedicated solely to children. The center provides clinical evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with all forms of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders treated by our staff include sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea, nightmares, insomnia, parasomnias, narcolepsy and circadian rhythm disorders. Since its opening in 1995, the sleep specialists have seen more than 5,000 patients, and more than 14,000 patient studies have been conducted.

The Lurie Children’s Difference

In 2009, the center was accredited again by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which indicates its high standards of care, excellent facility management and impressive staff credentials. In addition to proving top-quality care, we also place emphasis on training and research. The Sleep Medicine Center is the training site for pediatric sleep medicine for the ACGME accredited fellowship training program of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our center’s current research studies include investigation into measuring sleepiness, evaluating the effects of lack of sleep and studying young infants’ breathing.

Our Specialists

The center is directed by Stephen H. Sheldon, DO. Dr. Sheldon is board-certified in both pediatrics and sleep disorders medicine. He has served as a member of the board of directors and was Secretary/Treasurer of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has been a faculty member of the National Sleep Medicine Course (sponsored by the AASM) and is course director of the Advanced Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.

Irina Trosman, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and sleep medicine. Dr. Trosman treats patients with sleep disorders associated with obesity, asthma, allergies and other chronic illnesses, as well as pediatric behavioral insomnia.

Make an Appointment

If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®). You can also request an appointment online.

We currently have sleep medicine centers at the main hospital, the Outpatient Center in Westchester and the Outpatient Center in Grayslake.

Find more important details about sleep studies in our informational handouts:
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Your support is important in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please contact the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at, call 312.227.7500 or make a gift today.

Almost Home Kids
Sleep Medicine Program

Under the leadership of Stephen Sheldon, DO, along with Lurie Children's renowned sleep medicine team, Almost Home Kids (AHK) are able to provide onsite evaluations and overnight sleep study tests, with reports and recommendations going to the child’s primary care physician and AHK's medical directors, Dr. Peter J. Smith and Dr. Francine Pearce.
The program provides a much needed service and improves the quality of life for the children that are served at AHK, and who often have difficulties acquiring sleep medicine consults and sleep studies. AHK provides a safe and cost-efficient alternative to an overnight stay in hospital for children that have been recommended to be extubated from their trach or vent.

Learn more about AHK.