Are you having a hard time getting your baby to sleep through the night? Is your sleep schedule is out-of-sorts because both of you aren’t getting enough rest? It could be time to look into getting a sleep consultant.
Sleep consultants are infant and toddler sleep specialists that can help families get their nights back to normal by providing remote or in-home sleep training. They can give you the relief and the supportive care needed for you and your baby to get back to your beauty rest.
Sleep Shop is staffed with many well-certified sleep consultants that not only have great techniques, but also plenty of their own personal experience. Our techniques are tailored to each individual family’s unique parenting style and goals so that we can restore your peace of mind.
Here are 4 signs that it’s time to work with a sleep consultant:
1. Sleeplessness is making it difficult for you to function/cope
Sleep deprivation can have a huge effect on your body. The recommended amount of sleep you should be getting on a daily basis is 7-9 hours. If you are consistently falling below the average, then you could be at risk for some long-term health consequences.
Some of these health risks include:
● Weight Gain
● Memory Issues
● High Blood Pressure
● Heart Disease
● Loss of Balance
● Mood Changes
● Suicidal Thoughts
Sleep is the time when your body has the opportunity to heal and restore any chemical imbalances. It is important for both your mental and physical health to make sure you allow your body the time it needs to recharge and take care of itself, otherwise, it can really negatively affect your quality of life as well as those around you. It is imperative that as a parent, you are taking care of yourself so that in turn, you can take care of your baby.
2. Your child wakes several times a night and will only fall asleep with you present/soothing them
Soothing your baby can be a very special bonding moment for the two of you. However, if your child is only falling asleep when you are present, this prevents you from getting any sleep of your own. If you are always there with your baby to help them fall asleep this could make it harder for you to establish healthy sleeping habits for you and your baby later down the line. Sleep consultants are experts at helping you create those habits for your family so you can wake up each morning feeling refreshed and ready for what
each day has to bring.
3. You have tried multiple methods with little to no success
One of the inevitable aspects of being a parent is trial and error. It is very common for parents to try different tactics to see what works when it comes to your baby getting some rest. There are a plethora of different methods that you could try to help your baby fall asleep. Some of these include:
● Playing calming music
● Soothing Bassinets
● Essential Oils
● Car Rides
● Warm Baths
Sleep Consultants are able to establish permanent habits within your baby rather than
only tips and tricks to help your baby fall asleep. They understand that you are looking
for a long-term change in your household, not just a possible method that will work
4. You feel alone and isolated trying to get your baby to sleep
During the early stages of parenthood, it is vital that you have support from others. They say it takes a village to raise a child and that statement rings true especially when you first enter parenthood. It can feel very isolating when nothing is working to get your baby to sleep. It causes immense stress on both you and your little one. After pregnancy, your body is changing as it adjusts to its new state. Postpartum depression is a very common after-effect of pregnancy that can be caused by any hormonal changes experienced in the body. Lack of sleep can lead to worsening postpartum depression along with you feeling more and more isolated as you try to get to know your new baby. Sleep Consultants can help alleviate that stress as you work through adjusting to the life of parenthood. They provide a strong support system so you don’t have to feel alone.
About The Sleep Shop
Sleep Shop is led by Melissa, a mother of four, and is a member of the International
Association of Professional Sleep Consultants.
We offer one-on-one unlimited consulting, sleep classes with our founder, phone consultations, 1-week jumpstarts, infant sleep guides, 2 weeks of consulting, toddler nap guides, toddler sleep guides, toddler total resets, and “the toddler tune-up”.
We offer sleep consulting services in all of New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Flat Iron District, Turtle Bay, Tribeca, Upper East Side, Soho, Staten Island, and the greater NYC area.
Contact us today to learn more.