Are you struggling to enjoy spending time with your little one because you feel like a zombie every day?
Do you find yourself resenting your partner because they can fall asleep in minutes while you’re still stuck awake?
Are you scared that taking sleep medicine might mean the end of your breastfeeding relationship?
Is the housework that is piling up stressing you out because every time the baby naps you’re too tired to do anything but lay on the couch?
Are you starting to feel like you’re going crazy because you just can’t shut your mind off at night?
Are you dropping the ball at work and blaming it on the baby keeping you up (when they actually slept all night)?
Have already tried all the “natural” things like melatonin, yoga, or meditation…
Are realizing you are completely dependent
on a prescription sleep med…
Have started “self-medicating” with Benadryl, alcohol, or marijuana…
I know you’re doing your very best, and I am so proud of you for seeking help to get the support you need for you to start getting more sleep and be the best momma you can be for your little one.
ALL new parents experience disrupted sleep and some degree of sleep deprivation because newborns have to be fed every few hours. Therefore, it’s very difficult or impossible to get a normal nighttime stretch of sleep during the first few weeks or months, especially for a breast/chestfeeding parent. So even though a new parent may be able to get enough total hours of sleep in a day, it is only a few hours at a time, which is not as restorative and can still cause the same problems as not getting enough sleep.
So not getting enough sleep simply because the baby is waking you up or keeping you up because they are crying, need to be fed, or have to be held/rocked to sleep is NOT insomnia.
Insomnia is when you have the opportunity to sleep – when the baby is sleeping, when your partner offers to take over or when you have someone available to watch the baby for you – but you STILL can’t fall asleep or stay asleep.
This program is for the motivated momma whose baby or child is already sleeping well and is ready to start getting a full night of sleep herself! You will learn the tools you need to be successful in making changes to your sleeping habits without medication. Through 1:1 coaching and support, you can start getting the rest you need to be the best momma you can be for your little one!
We can get started in just 24-48 hours!
Let’s get started! You’ll complete a questionnaire and sleep log covering 3 days/nights so I can start to understand what sleep looks like for you now, what your goals are, and any current obstacles to making changes. We’ll also have an initial assessment call to make sure I fully understand your situation and then I will create a completely customized coaching strategy for you based on the standard CBT-I program (a cognitive behavioral program for insomnia) that covers everything YOU need to be successful with ending your insomnia for good.
This program does involve some homework! We will meet once a week for 6 weeks, and before each coaching session, you will be asked to read some information and/or watch a short video. You will also be expected to log your sleep every day - you can do this digitally or handwritten, whichever you prefer and are more likely to remember to do.
CBT-I is a “self-management” strategy - you are taking charge of your sleep! After each coaching session, you will have a few specific tasks to work on throughout the week. I will be here holding your (virtual) hand the whole way - I will be available daily through Voxer for voice/text support to encourage and reassure you, help you troubleshoot any issues, and celebrate your successes!
You did it! I will send you my graduation guide to help you keep insomnia from becoming a chronic problem ever again.
You also will have one follow-up call you can use within 6 months to check-in on how your sleep is going, and help you make any needed adjustments or troubleshoot any problems that have resurfaced.
Hiring a sleep consultant is a big investment and I want to make sure that you are ready and that my program is right for you! If it isn’t, I’ll help connect you to another sleep consultant or to other resources to better meet your needs!