Child clinic in chandigarh HOW SLEEP AFFECTS THE CHILDS BEHAVIOUR DURING THE DAY. Due to inadequate and distrubed sleep the child may prsent with one or more of the symptoms as listed below 1. IRRITABILITY 2. AGRESSION 3. HYPERACTIVITY 4. DECREASED CONCENTRATION 5. ABILITY TO LEARN 6. THE PARENT- child interaction is disturbed 7. Parents who are stressed, and sleep deprived themselves, as aresult of tending to a child with sleep difficulties, may find it difficult to implement consistent and appropriate behaviour management strategies in the daytime.