Canadian Sleep Society: Recruitment of 1000 Families of Children Who Experience Sleeping Problems

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 this 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.  

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)

Please share this information with families who you feel may benefit from participating.


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).