Reasons for poor sleep other than parenting
In most adults, poor sleep is a reflection of what happens to us during the day, from drinking too much coffee and exercising too late, to stressing out and overthinking. In generally healthy people (when there are no medical conditions that cause poor sleep), reasons for poor sleep can be one or a combination of these factors:
Environmental factors (bright light, noise, temperature, etc)
Lifestyle factors (exercise, diet, device usage, evening routines. etc.)
Disrupted sleep rhythms (jet lag, irregular bed time, spending too much time in bed, inappropriate napping).
Over-tiredness (too wound up to go to bed)
Psychological factors (significant life events, stress, anxiety, overthinking, worrying about sleep).
When I work with parents' sleep, we take all of these factors into account.
Learn more about psychological factors in sleep
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