If you are working through a tough divorce, it is very likely that you are experiencing high levels of anxiety, which can disrupt various facets of your daily life (such as your sleep schedule). Moreover, if you are struggling with a sleep disorder, this can also make it harder for you to focus on your divorce, which is especially concerning when it comes to contentious topics such as the division of marital property and child custody.
If possible, take steps to ensure that you get the right amount of sleep and have the energy that is required to concentrate on the end of your marriage. Also, know that you are not alone. In 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 782,000 couples in 45 states and D.C. worked through the divorce process.
How does sleep deprivation affect people during divorce?
If you are unable to sleep well, this can have a negative impact on your divorce in different ways. For example, you will likely have an especially hard time focusing on critical divorce topics and reviewing documents carefully. Sometimes, people who are excessively tired face challenges in the workplace and this leads to other hurdles related to family law, such as their ability to pay alimony or child support.
How can you address sleep problems during your divorce?
There are a number of ways you can work to improve your sleep schedule and concentrate on divorce. For example, if you are dealing with a heavy workload, consider taking a temporary break so you can fully commit to your divorce. Sometimes, reaching out to a medical professional or spending more of your free time connecting with loved ones and pursuing hobbies can help clear your mind, lower your stress levels and improve your quality of sleep.