If you are struggling with your child’s sleep problems, we are here to help!
We all need sleep! When your child is not sleeping well, it can have a negative impact on your child’s and your family’s daily life. When we do not get enough sleep, we can be irritable, lack motivation, and have difficulties concentrating on important tasks. Sleep is essential for our mental and physical well-being. A good sleep also has a positive impact on learning and memory.
It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 typically-developing children experience sleep problems. Sleep problems are even more common in children with special needs – in particular children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is estimated that 80% of children with developmental disabilities experience sleep problems and unlike typically-developing children, they do not tend to outgrow these problems.
Common sleep problems that we support parents with include:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty remaining asleep throughout the night
- Sleeping throughout the day
- Prolonged co-sleeping/inability to sleep on own
- Nightmares/sleep terrors
- Bed wetting