Better Nights, Better Days

for Typically Developing Children 


Up to 25% of children suffer from sleep problems

Children may have trouble settling down at the end of the day, falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early. These issues are known as "insomnia”.


Children need to sleep well

When children get adequate sleep, their quality of life improves around the clock - better behaviour, better mood, and better school performance! A better night’s sleep can result in improved health and well-being for the entire family.


Few children receive treatment for sleep problems

Those who do may receive inappropriate treatment such as medication, which may have side effects. Very few children receive behavioural treatment options, which are proven to work. Parents may not have the time or resources to access these treatments, and many health care providers do not have the training to provide these treatments.


A team of psychologists, nurses and physicians - many of them parents themselves - developed the Better Nights, Better Days program and will be measuring its success

The program is based on behavioural principles - increasing and encouraging positive behaviours that will help children learn to settle down more quickly at bedtime and achieve a better quality of sleep throughout the night.


Better Nights, Better Days 

may help provide a more accessible way of delivering health care

Participate Online

The online program is fully accessible from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone

Technical requirements:  Operating System: Windows XP or higher or Mac OS X 10.4 or higher  Browser: The best user experience is with Google Chrome 7.0 or higher (recommended). The program is supported with Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox 4 or higher, or Safari 5.0 or higher  Broadband connection: 1 Mbps or higher preferable. Some functionalaity may be reduced on tablets or smartphones. 

Save Time and Money

All information and materials are provided online – no need to travel to appointments! You will receive a cash stipend for your efforts

Support from Start to Finish

Built-in support and program tools will guide and motivate you as you complete the program

Become Empowered

The program is designed to empower you to improve your child’s sleep on your own. You can rest assured that the information and support you require is at your fingertips

Proven Techniques

Using evidence-based research and best clinical practice, the program has been developed by a team of leading researchers across Canada


Better Nights, Better Days Program Tools

Sleep Diary

Fill or a daily online sleep diary to track your results and see patterns in your child's sleep and behaviour as your complete the sessions.

Weekly Activities and Reviews

Complete activities that will help you make positive changes to improve your childs sleep. For instance, how to create sleep routines, a healthy sleep environment, and practice techniques to reduce stress.

Track Your Progress

Throughout the program, you'll receive feedback on the positive changes that yo

u're making to your child's sleep.