ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Did you know that now during the COVID-19 pandemic more children and parents are having trouble sleeping?
Even though we know that better nights means better days, few children actually have access to treatment for sleep problems!
The Better Nights, Better Days during Covid-19 eHealth program provides accessible intervention for parents of children who are struggling with their sleep.
We know the importance of sleep for children, and that when children get adequate sleep, their quality of life improves around the clock – better behavior, better mood, better performance at school and improved general health and well-being for the entire family!
With this knowledge, a team of psychologists, nurses and physicians, many of whom are parents themselves, developed the Better Nights, Better Days program.
Better Nights, Better Days is an evidence-based online program to support parents of children ages 1-10 years old who experience sleeping problems including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early.
We modified this program so that it could be used during the current COVID-19 Pandemic
Our team of national investigators are conducting a study to understand if Better Nights, Better Days improves the sleep, mental health, wellbeing, and family resiliency in children and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic, and test how to scale-out the Better Nights, Better Days program to support families across Canada.
We are recruiting 1000 Canadian families of children who experience sleeping problems to test the effectiveness of Better Nights, Better Days during COVID-19 and evaluate the implementation of the program across Canada. There is no cost for families to participate.
“Your program was a game changer for our child. Night and day the difference it made! We were at our wits end, fighting constantly with our child and ourselves due to sleep deprivation (our child only slept 2hr/24hrs), and then after working with her through your program, she now sleeps 10.5hr a night and is a happy kid in the day. We can’t speak more highly of your program and are constantly recommending it to parents in need.” – Ontario family, child 3 years old
HOW IT WORKS:
The program is broken into 5 sessions and includes a pre-session:
Pre-Session: How COVID 19 has affected sleep
Session 1: About Better Nights, Better Days
Session 2: Healthy Sleep Practices
Session 3: Settling to Sleep
Session 4: Night Waking, Napping, and Early Morning Awakenings
You will also receive tools to facilitate the program including:
- Sleep Diary
- Weekly Activities and Reviews
- Track your Progress
“I loved the program, the modules were easy to follow and kept us on track.” – Saskatchewan, child 4 years old
“When following tips from Better Nights, Better days, our house runs more smoothly, people are all in better moods and the day goes along in a happier way.” – New Brunswick, child 7 years old
“The best part was that it made a huge difference in improving the quality of sleep we are now getting as a family.” – British Columbia, child 1 year old