Sleep Difficulties


A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for healthy growth and development. When children experience sleep difficulties or a lack of sleep, they might have problems concentrating, focusing, or socializing with others, which may also result in negative effects on school, activities, and also social relationships. 

Signs of Sleep Difficulties

Signs of sleep difficulties may include: 

  • Snoring
  • Trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night 
  • Trouble staying awake during the day 
  • Sleepwalking or nightmares
  • Breathing pauses during sleep 
  • Bedwetting
  • Unexplained decrease in daytime performance
  • Trouble waking up 

A lack of sleep may also trigger behavioural and mood problems, impulsive behaviours, impairments in memory, learning, and concentration, slower reaction times, accidents, injuries, and overeating. Therapy can help identify specific thoughts and behaviours that are leading to difficulties with sleep.