SFP 98: Sleep + Parenthood [with Dr. Kennedy of NYC Sleep Doctor]

Parenthood is notoriously associated with sleep deprivation. Good sleep goes beyond just getting kids to sleep through the night. Do any of these things resonate with you?

  • At the end of a long day you desperately need sleep, but you can’t put your Instagram/Netflix away.
  • You drink coffee to wake you up in the morning and wine to help you go to sleep at night.
  • You wake up in the middle of the night with a to-do list a mile long.
  • You are so incredibly exhausted but yet you can’t fall asleep.

Getting a good night sleep is important for your physical health and mental health. But it’s also important for the well-being of your family. Because if you are tired and irritable, you may struggle to be calm, present, and mindful with your children and spouse. In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Janet Kennedy, the NYC Sleep Doctor. Dr. Kennedy and l discuss the barriers to being well-rested as a parent and tips for improving your sleep hygiene

You can get Dr. Kennedy’s book here, or visit her at NYC Sleep Doctor.

What’s keeping you up at night?

Denaye Barahona

Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She's a therapist for moms, an author, and the host of the top-ranked Simple Families Podcast. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, Netflix, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets.