Children can experience symptoms of anxiety such as hyper-excitability, concern, apprehension and palpitations.

These feelings are generally linked to a form of insomnia that is typical in children in which they have trouble falling asleep or wake up repeatedly during the night .

The cause of this behaviour, in most cases, may be a stressful situations. Therefore it is important for parents to recognize the symptoms and take action in order to create the right environment for them to grow in. Some other things can also be done: it is useful to maintain a regular schedule, a sleeping-eating-playing routine and a before-sleep ritual that children can easily associate with sleep time.

For example it is good to dim the lights and create a quiet, soothing atmosphere, above all, educate children about the meaningful association between their beds and rest-time (not play-time).