B: Bedtime
E: Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
A: Awakening During the Night
R: Regularity and Duration of Sleep
S: Snoring

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Ask yourself these questions:

B – Bedtime

  • Does my child have trouble going to bed or trouble falling asleep?

E – Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

  • Is my child difficult to awaken in the morning?
  • Does my child seem sleepy or groggy during the day?
  • Does my child seem tired during the day? (In children, tired may mean moody, hyperactive, “out of it”, as well as sleepy)

A – Awakening During the Night

  • Does my child awaken during the night and have trouble going back to sleep?
  • Is anything else interrupting my child’s sleep?

R – Regularity and Duration of Sleep

  • How many hours of sleep does my child need at this age?
  • What time does my child go to bed and get up on weekdays? On weekends?
  • Does this allow my child to get enough sleep every day?

S – Snoring

  • Does my child snore? Loudly? Every night?
  • Does my child stop breathing, gasp or choke during sleep?

Other questions to consider:

  • How restorative or restful is your child’s sleep?
  • What is the quality of life because of the sleep problem that affects your child?

If you are concerned about your child’s sleep or have any questions regarding the information on our site, please contact our office at (403)705-4343, or email