Sleep plays an important role in our daily lives and nowhere is this more important than in the development of healthy children. Child behavioural sleep problems (such as problems getting to sleep or waking up at night) has adverse impacts on mental health, quality of life and learning. These behavioural sleep problems affect up to 30% of typically developing children, and 70% of children with neurodevelopment disorders such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.
The challenge for WeGuide was - how can child behavioural sleep problems be managed by parents and trained health professionals from home? Parents and health professionals find difficulty in identifying and treating child behavioural sleep problems, usually requiring further input from specialists sleep services.
To add to this already heightened issue - early prevention and management methods from sleep disorder clinics are effective, but often have waiting lists anywhere from 6-12 months!