How long does the program take?
The program consists of five sessions. Each session will take 1 to 2 weeks to complete. During each session you will learn how to modify behaviours and implement changes. You can return to previous sessions to review or edit an activity, but you must spend a minimum of one week on each session before you can begin the next . Once you complete the program, theBetter Nights, Better Days team will check in with you at 4 months and 8 months to measure the effects of the program.
How much time will the program take every day?
The program was designed with busy families in mind and has been created to take as little time as possible. Viewing a session and planning your activities for the week should take about 1 hour. Completing the activities with your child will take more time. If you're able to invest time and energy on the program with your child for 5 to 10 weeks, you should see this investment pay off!
Will I be given access to the program right away?
We are currently recruiting Canadian parents to participate in an evaluation of the Better Nights, Better Days program. Eligible participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires before they begin. Participants will be randomly divided into one of two groups. One group will be asked to complete the program immediately. The second group will be given access to the program at the end of they study. Both groups will complete a series of questionnaires 4 and 8 months after they have enrolled in the study. This will allow the Better Nights, Better Days team to evaluate the program.
How does the treatment work?
Better Nights, Better Days is a behavioural treatment program. The program uses behavioural principles to help teach children to sleep better and encourage healthy behaviours. With consistent use, behavioural principles will help you reduce problematic behaviours and increase your child’s positive sleep behaviours. When children sleep better, their daytime behaviour also improves!
That’s why it’s called Better Nights, Better Days - the program should help you see positive improvements throughout the 24-hour period.
When will I see the results of the program for my family?
If you complete the activities and follow the program you should see results in approximately 5 to 10 weeks.
What do I need to participate?
All you need is an internet connection and an email address. All information materials are provided online.
What are the technical requirements?
- Operating System: Windows XP or higher or Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
- Browser: Google Chrome 7.0 or higher (recommended), Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox 4 or higher, or Safari 5.0 or higher
- Broadband connection: (1 Mbps or higher) preferable
What are the benefits of participating?
Participation is free! You will receive a cash stipend of $100 for your participation in the research study. This stipend will be provided in $25 increments after completion of questionnaires at the start of the study and at 4 and 8 months. You will also receive a $25 completion bonus.