A second suggestion is to rule out any medical problems. Children often suffer from sleep apnea, allergies, colds, urinary tract infections, or incontinance, ear infections or other medical conditions or side effects of medications that lead to a reduced number of hours of sleep. Situational problems such as living arrangements that are loud or noisy, roommates, recent break-up of parents, loss of a relative, stress at school or with other problems. The above issues should be addressed before designing complete and effective sleep program procedure.
Note:These are just a few of many items to consider