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

In anticipation of World Sleep Day, on March 18, 2021 at 7:00pm ET/8:00pm AT, join our expert panel of researchers from the Better Nights, Better Days During COVID-19 team to learn how the Better Nights, Better Days online program can help you to improve your child's sleep as we launch our Canada wide study. 


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. This program has recently been adapted for parents to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


During this virtual event, our expert panel of researchers will share the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sleep of children and their parents, how the program works, what adaptations have been included for the current COVID-19 context, and how parents can access this evidence-based program for free. 


Attendees will be eligible to win a cozy and relaxing door prize! 


Our expert interdisciplinary panel includes: 


Penny Corkum, PhD 

Registered Psychologist, Professor, Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University 


Shelly Weiss, MD, FRCP(C) 

Staff Neurologist, Pediatric Neurologist Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children Professor, University of Toronto 


Elizabeth Keys, PhD, RN, CCHN(C) 

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The University of British Columbia Okanagan 


Nicole MacKenzie, MEd 

PhD student, Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University 




Print Resources


Secrets of the Baby Whisper: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby by Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau, 2005

Sleeping Through the Night (Revised Edition): How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep by Jodi A. Mindell, 2005

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, 2003

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years by Harvey Karp, 2013

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night: Foreword by William Sears, M.D. (Pantley) by Elizabeth Pantley, 2002                            

Better Sleep for your Baby & Child, by Shelly Weiss, 2006


Better Sleep for Your Baby and Child: A Parent’s Step-by-Step Guide to Healthy Sleep Habits by Shelly Weiss, 2006

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber, 2006


Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens by Jodi A. Mindell, and Judith A. Owens, 2005


Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Insomnia by Judith R. Davidson, 2013

Sleep and Pain edited by Gilles Lavigne, Barry J. Sessle, Manon Choinire, and Peter J. Soja, 2007

Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs by Mark Durand, 2003



American Academy of Sleep Medicine            

Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN)

Canadian Sleep Society                                                                              

National Sleep Foundation                               

Pediatric Sleep Council                                    

Sleep for Kids                                                   


Better Nights, Better Days Social Media


Twitter                                                                         @betternightsday

Instagram                                                                    @betternightsbetterdays 


COVID-19 Specific Sleep Resources

Source: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Resource: Coronavirus Resources for Families | Healthy Habits – How to Encourage Healthy Sleep Habits




Resource: Sleep



Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Resource: COVID-19 Resources



Source: National Sleep Foundation

Resource: Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic



Source: SickKids

Resource: Sleep tips: How to help your child get a good night's sleep



Source: Sleep Health Foundation

Resource: Getting Good Sleep During the COVID-19 Pandemic



Source: University Hospitals

Resource: Coronavirus: Sleep Tips for Children and Teens