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?
A “yes” answer to any of these questions may indicate your child has a sleep problem to discuss with his/her pediatrician or a pediatric sleep specialist.