Sleep-related information and tools are organized here, with links to additional resources. Children being treated for sleep disturbances may also be struggling with depression, anxiety, deployment-related issues, or any number of other physical and/or mental health conditions. You may find the self-help information posted under other behavioral health categories for children on this web site to be helpful.
Fact Sheets and Handouts
A comprehensive resource about normal and problematic sleep in children and adolescent sleep.
When to Seek Help for Your Child
Handouts for Children and Adolescents
A resource designed for parents, kids and teens, each with its own design, and age-appropriate content. Choose the audience, and type the word "sleep" in search field to find a variety of sleep-related information and resources.
Sleep Hygiene and Habits
- Night Terrors Occur in 2 Percent of Children
Learn more about Night Terrors and what parents can do to help.
Although it is a relatively uncommon condition, its impact on a child's life can be dramatic. Learn more about symptoms and treatment of narcolepsy in kids.
- Childhood Sleep Apnea
Learn about the symptoms, assessment, and treatment of sleep apnea, as well as helpful information about using a C-PAP.
Nightmares are scary dreams that can wake a child leaving her upset and in need of comfort. Learn what parents can do to help.
Get the facts about sleepwalking and what parents can do to help.
- Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
A type of Sleep Disorder, with a delayed sleep phase that can result in difficulties getting up for school, often resulting in multiple school absences and tardiness. Learn how parents can help.
- Bedtime Problems
Tips to help young people who do not want to go to bed or stay in bed.
Information for parents about enuresis, as well as helpful and unhelpful ways to react to children struggling with this problem.
- Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
About one out of every 100 teens wets the bed. A handout designed specifically for teens to explain the causes and treatment of enuresis.
Millions of kids and teenagers from every part of the world wet the bed every single night. A handout designed for kids that explains and normalizes this problem.
Books & Workbooks
Sleep resource for parents.
National Sleep Foundation
A number of useful resources related to sleep difficulties experienced by young people.
National Kidney Foundation
Information and help for parents, teens, and kids about bedwetting.
Developmentally appropriate resources for parents, children, and teens
Veteran and Military Family Health
U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health