All creatures come into the world needing to sleep more than they need to be awake. The reasons for this increased sleep need early in life are only just beginning to be discovered. One thing we know for sure is that when individuals do not get the sleep they need, they are much more likely to have emotional problems that can persist.
The experience of anxiety/fear is a normal part of life. Occasional fears or worry, such as when starting a
new job or when your child starts their first day of school, are common and not necessarily cause for
concern. However, anxiety or fear that persists over time, causes chronic sleep disruption, and/or limits
an individual's ability to function may signal a need for intervention.
At SACH, we conduct clinical research aimed at understanding and treating anxiety, emotional and sleep problems in children, adolescents, and adults. Individuals who participate in our research play a critical role in helping us to meet this goal. SACH also offers low-cost assessment, treatment and consultation services based on practices and strategies shown to be effective in research. Learn more.