Are sleep doctors helpful if you don't have sleep apnea?
I've had persistent poor sleep for years. Having kids has just made my sleep cycles much worse, and I'm really tired. I have tried natural remedies, but I find if I wake up, whether it's in the middle of the night or an hour before I need to get up for work, I have a very very hard time getting back to sleep. I fall asleep pretty easily (I'm exhausted, of course I do!). I have done some sleep tracking, even though I know that consumer trackers are limited, and basically I'm extremely restless and don't get a lot of REM or deep sleep. I do have Hashimoto's (no need to get the thyroid tested to include in the assessment), but I'd like to talk to a sleep doctor if it would be at all useful. Any recommendations? I know sleep science is limited. (I avoid screens get ready for bed half an hour before getting into bed, and dim lights, get relatively frequent and vigorous exercise, don't drink much.) Thanks!