For the past few months, I've been waking up consistently at least 2 or 3 times a night and having trouble getting back to sleep after I wake up. I start late anyway, usually going to bed between 1 & 2AM but then I wake up around 4AM and usually again around 6 or 7. We had a baby around a year and a half ago, so, part of the wake ups may be due to dealing with the baby's schedule for a year, but she's been sleeping through the night for 6 months now.
Due to this, I never feel like I get a full night's sleep, and I wind up having trouble getting up when I'd like to, which is around 9. (7 hours sleep used to be fine for me).
Could this be carry-over from the baby or a disorder? How do I get back to a regular sleep schedule? Any help would be great. Thanks.
I was having the same problem and it turned out to be a thyroid disorder called Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism), which causes insomnia. Also having thyroid problems after having children is quite common. Might want to have it checked out.
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