What Are Your Best Sleep Tips for Parents? A Q&A with an Expert

By Nicole Pajer
October 26, 2022

This article is part of a Q&A series in which a healthcare professional in our community answers your frequently asked questions. Here, we talked to Jared Minkel, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and sleep specialist who develops digital therapeutics at Twill. Minkel offers strategies to help parents of young children get a better night’s rest.

We asked: “I have young kids who keep interrupting my sleep. How can I sleep better?”

Jared Minkel, Ph.D.: If there’s one thing parents know, it’s that once you have a kid, your days of spending a solid eight hours a night in bed may be limited. Whether they’re coming into your room when they have nightmares or getting sick in the night and waking up early, children are notorious sleep interrupters. Here are a few tips that may help: