Childhood nighttime fears are characterized by awakenings in the middle of the night, not wanting to sleep alone, extending the time to go to bed, startling and waking up suddenly, among others. In addition, they are very frequent in childhood and can become a serious problem if they are prolonged over time, as they interfere with daily family, school and social functioning. The AITANA research group of the Miguel Hernández University has initiated a study on children’s nighttime fears that aims to detect the most serious cases in the province and provide them with a solution. To do this, we are looking for parents with children between 3 and 8 years old to detect the causes of their anxieties about the dark.

The participation of families involves completing a questionnaire after which participants receive guidelines to help their children with signs of night fears. In those cases where high levels of anxiety or problematic fears are detected.

Link to the questionnaire: