Learn about improving your sleep
Having a baby can be one of the most exciting times. However, it can also be some of the hardest. You might have heard people say that once you have a baby, you will not get any sleep. That’s because it is not uncommon for infants to have interrupted, erratic and unpredictable sleeping patterns.
This will often affect the parents just as much as it does the baby. You may be spending half of the night trying to get your baby to fall asleep, and nothing seems to consistently work. You may have tried countless different methods, but still find that you are spending hours each night trying to calm them down or get them to stop crying.
On the other hand, your child may not have any trouble falling asleep, however they continually wake up and cry throughout the night until you soothe them. This may seem like a never-ending pattern that is starting to affect your energy levels and activities throughout the day.
As much as this can be normal for all parents to go through at some stage, there are also cases when the sleeping difficulties are caused by an underlying medical condition. This can include fevers, infections, snoring or breathing abnormalities, and allergies to foods. It is also very common for simple environmental influences to prevent your baby from getting an adequate night’s sleep. This can include incorrect soothing approaches, inconsistent bed times, irregular routines, and overstimulating day time activity.
So, if there can be so many different factors at play, how do you know what to do to ensure that your baby is healthy and in the best possible environment to get a full night’s rest? It can be difficult to do this without the support of a professional, particularly if you are lacking the energy from your own lack of sleep. If this has been an ongoing concerns for you, it is particularly important to seek support to ensure that the sleep difficulties are not caused by something more serious.
A number of someone.health psychologists can work with you and your infant to assess the cause of the sleep difficulties, and find better ways to manage this and improve sleep quality for you both. Other ways that they can assist include:
Assessing the severity of the sleep difficulties and identifying the factors that may be contributing to this
Implementing evidence-based strategies to improve infant sleep, and tailoring these strategies to your own preferences to find what works best for you and your child
Finding ways to better plan and manage your infant’s sleeping patterns
Improving your own sleep quality, energy levels and daily functioning
Infant Sleep Psychologists
Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling on improving infant sleep.
Alice gets excited meeting people and hearing their individual stories. She has a flexible style and likes to tailor her approach to suit the person she’s working with. Alice imparts knowledge she has built up to assist you to be the best you can be and not be run down by bad thoughts and feelings.
Melissa is an experienced psychologist of over 10 years who adopts a warm, caring, and empathetic style of counselling to people from all walks of life, backgrounds, cultures and social demographic groups. As a parent of 3 younger children, Melissa understands the demands of a working mother and the importance of maintaining a balanced and healthy quality of life.
Stephanie has had nearly three decades of working with a diversity of clients of all ages, issues and genres. Stephanie is keen to support you with with relationship issues, family issues, depression and anxiety, faulty thinking, self esteem, learning difficulties, stress, performance management and parenting.
Sue has experience working with many people of different ages across the lifespan, children, adolescents, and adults – including ‘seniors’. The diverse range of challenges she has provided support and counselling for include people with work and relationship issues; helping parents find joy in their relationship with their children, including those with behavioural difficulties or medical and disability concerns.
Louise has extensive experience with children and adolescents but is very comfortable working with all age groups. Clients with issues in the areas of self esteem, stress, anxiety and depression, substance use issues and body/weight related issues would be assisted by Louise’s experience in these fields.
Wendy will work with you to develop the skills necessary to effectively manage challenges and enhance your emotional wellbeing. Wendy has developed methods that assist clients to empower themselves and restore their quality of life. She has seen first hand how patients become empowered with improved emotional intelligence and psycho-education.
John supports clients to overcome life challenges and to develop the psychological flexibility they need to be well and thrive. John has a keen interest in supporting people experiencing workplace issues and challenges in their professional life. He is passionate about working with athletes to help them to overcome challenges and achieve peak performance.
Ilan has over 27 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist and offers a nonjudgemental and confidential space on the telephone or via video for effective, practical counselling. Ilan has worked with all population groups including children, adolescents, men and women of all ages.
With over 22 years experience as a psychologist and executive leader, Ross has developed a highly professional suite of organisational and clinical skills to provide compassionate, caring and committed evidence-based psychological services to individuals and couples that makes a real difference.