Scaling-out Better Nights, Better Days to help children and families go from surviving to thriving during COVID-19.



Better Nights, Better Days is an evidence-based eHealth program to support parents of typically developing children ages 1-10 years old who experience sleeping problems including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early. The national team of 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 families of children who experience sleeping problems to test the clinical effectiveness of Better Nights, Better Days during COVID-19 and evaluate the implementation of the program to scale-out Better Nights, Better Days across Canada. There is no cost for families to participate. This study has been approved by the IWK Research Ethics Board. 


Inclusion Criteria

 Parent of a child is between the ages of 1 and 10 years old

 Family resides in Canada

 Parent has regular access to high-speed internet and email

 Parent can read, write, and understand English

 Child experiences behavioural sleep difficulties (i.e., problems falling asleep or falling asleep independently; problems following bedtime routines or bedtime resistance; problems staying asleep)


Referral Information

If you are a healthcare provider interested in recommending or referring patients to the study who may benefit from accessing the Better Nights, Better Days, please feel free to download this study information sheet or share these study notices with families who may be eligible to participate. Study recruitment will continue until January 2022.

Study Information Fact Sheet

Full Page Referral Notice

Referral Notice with Contact Tear-Away Information



Interested parents can visit: or email us at for more information.


Contact Information




Are you a healthcare provider who has referred or recommended the Better Nights, Better Days to families during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, we would love to hear from you! 


As part of the Scaling-out Better Nights, Better Days to help children and families go from surviving to thriving during COVID-19 study, our research team is conducting 20-30 minute interviews with healthcare providers who referred patients to the Better Nights, Better Days program. These interviews will help us understand how we can better support families of children with sleep problems with the Better Nights, Better Days program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please email us at if you are interested in sharing your thoughts and experience!



 This study is being funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Service Needs and Delivery, led by Dr. Penny Corkum (Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre).