Severely sleep deprived?
Barely making it throught the day?
Unable to concentrate from lack of sleep?
The Sleep Sense™ Method, created by Dana Obleman in 2003, has already helped thousands of parents just like you teach their children healthy sleep habits.
It was my strong belief in Dana’s system that inspired me to become a professional sleep consultant, and I look forward to helping you and your family achieve the same results that my recent clients have been enjoying. Here are some letters from them:
“Jennifer is amazing. She worked with us and within days my baby was sleeping sooo much better. I can’t thank her enough for the sanity that has returned to my life. More importantly, Jennifer COMPLETELY empowered me as a mommy and reinforced me as a strong woman. I am so thankful and happy to have found her.”
Maureen, Philadelphia, PA
“I recently finished up my sleep training with Jennifer Schindele and WOW, what a difference! I’m happy to report that my little man (almost 8 mos) is putting himself to sleep without any sleep props (and there was a laundry list of them to get rid of), he’s sleeping through the night for 11-12 hrs at a time (he was waking up 6+ times a night), and is no longer taking a nighttime bottle. My LO has severe reflux and I was always concerned if that was bothering him when he didn’t sleep, but after working with Jen (and our GI doctor) I know I can trust the medicine and that my LO CAN in fact sleep! We’re still working through some minor nuances with naps and awake times, but it’s 10x better now that we’re all sleeping! Thank you, thank you!!!”
Melissa and Dan, Downingtown, PA
“Jen Schindele has been the savior or my sanity and has brought me back to the land of the living. My now 10mo is taking his first nap which lasts 90 minutes or so and then takes his afternoon nap nicely ( 1-2 hours)…. sleeping through the night… goes down nicely… drowsy but awake, night waking seem to be disappearing and wakes up when it gets light out instead of waking up in the middle of the night a bunch like a vampire……. have reduced reliance on sleep props (rocking, pacifier, feeds, etc) All this with minimal protest from baby……. Everyone always comments about what a happy baby he is, how engaging he is…… so many seem amazed that he doesn’t fuss as much as other babies do….. Happy Baby = Happy Mommy and Daddy…… We love you Jen!”
Jasmine & Michael, Upper Darby, PA
“Our life before working with Jennifer was stressful, exhausting, and emotional. We were tired. Our 4 month old was waking up every two hours and was taking 30-45 minute naps during the day. Needless to say, there were often tears of frustration.
By day 3 of her program our son was sleeping through the night (12 hours) without waking up. My Christmas miracle came early! His naps took a few more days to work out but once he got the hang of it he was asleep within minutes. Throughout the whole process, Jennifer was available to reassure me and answer any questions or concerns that I had.
Now, a month later, our son is sleeping 12 hours a night, uninterrupted, and takes 3 long naps during the day. He is a happy, well-rested baby. I would highly recommend Jennifer and her program to any parent in need of sleep help. Our biggest regret is not working with her sooner.”
Shauna & Paul, McKinleyville, CA
“We have a 3 1/2 year old son and 11 month old little girl. Our daughter was cosleeping and was dependent on breastfeeding to sleep. We were exhausted. My wife would have to sit in the bed while she was napping or have to rock her so she would get a nap in. We knew we needed to do something but my wife and I were not on the same page as to how to fix it which only added more stress to the situation. I wanted to let my daughter cry it out for a while but my wife was against it. She read multiple books on different methods however every approach had pros and cons and was just overwhelming to figure out the right approach.
AND THEN WE FOUND JENNIFER….AND EVERYTHING CHANGED.
Today, our daughter sleeps 12 hours a night with two one hour naps like clockwork. It took about 3 days and she was in her rhythm. We still can’t believe how much she loves her crib. Before her bedtime routine is over, she is reaching for her crib. It’s crazy. After the 3rd night, my wife and I were actually sitting in our living room watching late night TV together…..What a concept.
Not only is Jennifer amazing in her approach, but she crafted an approach that my wife and I were both comfortable with. She challenged us and pushed us and supported us every step of the way. She is the real deal.
We don’t know what we would have done without her. This was seriously the best money we’ve ever spent and even if parents don’t have a serious sleep issue like we did, I would recommend this service. As a parent, Jennifer taught us so much about sleep discipline and about what is best for our children to get them to sleep effectively. Thank you Jennifer. You are awesome.”
Jeremy and Tiffany, Myrtle Beach, SC
“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I just had to tell you that! Baby C is doing FANTASTIC, we are all doing FANTASTIC! I didn’t realize how sleep deprived my husband, my baby, and myself actually were. My what I thought was already a happy baby is HAPPY HAPPY now. She is sleeping 11-12 hours a night with absolutely no help from anyone, but herself. She is napping great at home too, 1-2 hours twice a day. Daycare not so much, but she is still very happy there and I just get her a nap as soon as we get home to get her over the hump, but things may get better over time with that too (she’s a light sleeper like me and my oldest). Not only did she sleep train with a double ear infection, but she has popped both bottom teeth in the last two weeks too. What a champ she really is! She was certainly ready for good sleep and I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I tried to be a super mom, but sometimes you just have to give in and ask for help, that’s what I have learned. I have shared my wonderful experience with you with several other sleep deprived parents and hopefully they will bite the bullet and give you a call, because they are in the same boat as me.”
Nicole, Valley Forge, PA
“Jen was a lifesaver I was exhausted all the time my daughter would only sleep 45-60 min around the clock I could never get anymore no matter what I did. One night I was up 4am trying to find answers to why she woul not sleep I came across Jennifer. I called her that morning she asked a few questions about my daughter and was able to reassure me that I was not the only one that had a child who would not sleep. My husband was very skeptical about it but I knew I had to do something and in my gut it felt this was it. Jen was great she layed out a plan and helped me every step of the way. My daughter went from.sleeping 45 min on me to sleeping thru the night in her crib and also two to three hour naps my husband was amazed by her sleeping let alone in her crib. I can not thank Jen enough for all her help she changed all our lives and we Love our sleep now!”
Geeta & Tony, Meriden, CT
“Jennifer Schindele delivers her knowledge of infant sleep patterns with compassion and tact. She really helped us to get our four month old on a schedule that made all of us so much happier and well-rested. She was extremely kind, thoughtful and responsive during all of our follow-up conversations. We could feel her cheering us on and believing in our little baby, while always maintaining healthy and realistic expectations of potential challenges down the road. It was a big decision to hire her, but we found devising a sleep schedule too overwhelming with the demands of a rowdy 3 year old in the house. We are certainly not where we want to be yet with our baby’s sleep, but we have the gift of knowing what she is capable of, in addition to the right tools to help her remember how to put herself to sleep. We are so thankful for Jennifer!”
Sarah, Phoenixville, PA
“Exhausted. Tired. Fatigued. Lack of quality sleep. You name it and that’s how we felt (not our son, but us!) before Jennifer helped us change our 4 ½ year old son’s sleep habits. His bedtime routine was very long, leaving us very little parent-time; we had to lie down with him while he fell asleep; he woke up in the middle of the night and needed to be helped back to sleep; and rose at varying hours in the morning. Jennifer’s plan literally changed our lives. Now, he goes to bed earlier – with no assistance, he’s enthusiastic about reciting his bedtime routine, there are no more middle of the night wake-ups; he has a morning wake-up time; he no longer comes into our bedroom at any time of the morning; and we have parent-time at night. And, he is so proud of himself! Because we made a lot of changes, we were prepared for much protest, but in actuality, it all went very smoothly. One of the things I really appreciated about working with Jennifer was that she didn’t just hand us a plan and leave us hanging. She really listened to our feedback and we were able to marry her plan with our schedule challenges, as well as make some tweaks to suit our son’s (and our) personalities. She was always there for us, by phone or email. I couldn’t recommend her enough!”
Kathy, Wayne, PA
“Jennifer has been a lifesaver! Our 21 month old son, Jack, would never sleep in his crib; every time we laid him down, he would start crying. So, he would usually come into our bed or sleep in a mattress on the floor. However, he could not go to sleep without my being there next to him and usually breastfeeding. It would take sometimes over 60 minutes for him to fall asleep. Every night, there was a minimum of 2 night wakings, frequently 3-4. Needless to say, I was very sleep-deprived and so was our son! We met with Jennifer and she laid out a “roadmap” of how to get Jack to sleep on his own in his crib. I did not believe her when we met, but over the first week, I was amazed at how Jack responded. We are about 3 weeks out now and he not only sleeps 10.5-11 hours at night after going to bed in his crib AWAKE but also takes around a 2 hour nap as well, without problems. Thank you, thank you, thank you Jennifer. You have made a huge difference in all of our lives.”
Julie, Rob and Jack, Bala Cynwyd, PA
“My husband and I didn’t think we had it so bad with our six month old daughter. If we held her, she napped great. She woke up once or twice a night and fell back to sleep easily with nursing. But, we were exhausted of the rocking her to sleep for naps for extended periods of time, and it was no longer becoming feasible for me to nurse her down every night. Out of sheer desperation, I had a phone consult with Jennifer. My husband still wasn’t convinced, but that night it took us almost two hours to get our little girl down, and he said, ” book that sleep lady!” Jennifer walked us through the plan carefully, and especially through our anxiety about it. The first night was rough, but we haven’t looked back! Our daughter now is able to fall asleep on her own for naps and nighttime, AND sleeps 11-13 (yes, 13) hours per night. Even if she wakes in the middle of the night, she has the tools now to fall back to sleep without our even getting out of bed. She even got so much sleep right away, that she hit several major milestones within 2 weeks. Jennifer walked us through all of it, and we now have the tools to handle (most) issues on our own! We are beyond grateful for our little one being well-rested, and our return to sleeping again. We would highly recommend Gift of Sleep Consulting!”
Rachel & Tim, Yardley, PA
“WOW! Jennifer must be the magic fairy of baby sleep. She must have sprinkled some magic fairy dust in our house when she came to visit. Our son was a complete mess when it came to sleep. He was so dependent on us to go to sleep that we were at our wits end. We read all the books, tried all of the methods and nothing was working. Jennifer’s sleep plan worked on the first night and it has been smooth sailing ever since. She was available and attentive to our issues and questions and even reached out to the people at our daycare that were hesitant to get on board
We were definitely hesitant to bring in outside help to get our son to sleep better, but are so glad that we did. It really has made all the difference. It has even helped us develop better sleep habits in our older son. If you are wrestling with the idea of enlisting the help of a professional, we can honestly say it has been worth every penny!Thanks so much!” Laura, Steve, Ethan, and Lucas, Newtown, PA
Naz & Payman, Philadelphia, PA
“Just wanted to give a shout – out to Jennifer Schindele of Gift of Sleep Consulting! Almost 6 – month old E was having a HECK of a time napping (no more than 20 – 30 min. at a time) and alot of difficulty soothing herself without the use of a swaddle, paci, rocking or nursing. These cat – naps left me and big sister L little time to do much or go anywhere. Cue Jenn and her practical, easy – to – follow plan for helping E fall asleep on her own, and extend her naps.
I am happy to report, that within 2 nights, E was falling asleep on her own with no swaddle, no paci and barely any tears! She remains paci – free, and sleeps about 11 hrs at night with 3 naps. Though it’s taken some time and perseverance, her naps are typically between 1 – 2 hrs a piece and she is a happy, well – rested baby. I feel much calmer knowing how to handle sleep issues if they arise (big sister L was a good napper from the get – go, so I never had to worry).
I know sleep is a key issue for a lot of us mommas on here, especially with more than one kiddo, or a job or heck, a life outside of your house! Jenn is such a help with identifying how to help get EVERYONE more sleep, and, with 2 littles of her own, definitely understands.” Sara & David, Havertown, PA
“Jennifer worked with my husband and myself to assist us with getting my 4 month old son to be a great sleeper and sleep through the night. She was very knowledgeable about the sleep sense plan and provided easy to follow instructions along with a personalized plan. Within days we were finally sleeping well and so was our son! I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone having trouble with an infant or toddler sleeping through the night. It was a tough process, but Jennifer was there every step of the way to guide us through the rough times. Sleep for everyone is so important, so if you think your child will never be a good sleeper, try Jenn’s method because it does work! I can testify to that!” Tina & Kyle, Cherry Hill, NJ
“When our third child was born, we were expecting it to be somewhat easy; we figured that we already had it down with getting baby to sleep issues. We had one good sleeper and one not so great, but Baby D was really off the charts. He did not like sleeping in his crib, and would only sleep in his bassinet for an hour or two at a time. He also wanted to be held or rocked to sleep, which was impossible with 2 other little ones to care for. The week before we started our sleep plan, he literally was getting up every hour through the night to be held. We were exhausted and overwhelmed and knew we needed help. Through the questionnaire, Jennifer was able to quickly determine what the problem was and laid out a comprehensive sleep plan detailing a step-by-step, path forward. Her supportive conversations and emails and calm demeanor throughout the first steps of implementing our plan helped us stay the course. Following her plan, we saw immediate progress. Our son now goes to bed quietly at around 7pm, and gets up at around 7am with only one feeding through the night. He’s happier and we’re more rested, which leads to a happier household. Jen’s plan for getting Baby D to sleep better has also had a positive impact on our whole family’s sleep habits and bedtime routine. We’ve never written a testimonial, but felt inspired to share our thoughts about Jennifer’s help; it’s been life-changing and we feel as if we have taken back the night!” Lauren and Ken, Verona, NJ
“Hi Jenn! So happy to see things are going well! I want to say thanks again for all your sleep advice for Miss Emma. It helped soooo much and my great sleeper turned sleep hater is now back to a great sleeper. Thanks :-)” Jen & Emma, Royersford, PA
“Thanks to Jennifer and the Gift of Sleep Consulting, we (the baby, my husband and I) are all getting a wonderful nights sleep and enjoying a consistent nap schedule during the day. We went from getting about an hour between night wakings to now a full 12 hours of sleep. The whole process was pretty painless for all of us and we find the baby is much happier with his new schedule. Thank you so much Jen! We can’t thank you enough for all of your help and guidance. Big Casey and I could KISS YOU that’s how happy we are. It’s still amazing to me.” Emily, Casey Sr. & Casey Jr., Trevose, PA
“Jennifer has been a great help to us as we’ve been navigating nap issues with our six-month-old. We started the Sleep Sense program when our daughter was four months, and were connected with Jennifer when we decided we needed to talk with someone one-on-one about naps. She has been very kind and responsive in helping us deal with nap issues that weren’t covered in-depth in the program, particularly transitioning from three naps to two. We have been impressed by her kindness, knowledge, and quick response. It has always been reassuring and encouraging to speak with her. Our daughter sleeps 12 hours straight at night with no problems, all because of Sleep Sense. Thank you, Dana & Jennifer!” Amanda, Phillip and Greta, St. Louis, MO
“I found my way to Gift of Sleep Consulting after seeing a friend and her family have great success with the program and hearing her proclaim that it was the best money she’s spent on anything baby-related.
So, ran to the computer and waved the white flag in the form of an e-mail to Jennifer entitled “Help!” As I explained in that email, I was a severely sleep-deprived, breastfeeding mama of a beautiful but also very sleep-deprived five-month-old boy. My son, Baby R, was getting approximately 11 hours of very broken sleep a day. I’m talking a few 45-minute naps and nighttime sleep that was interrupted by wakings up to eight times a night and couldn’t get my baby to sleep through the night.
I could tell he was chronically tired and despite my best efforts every day get baby to sleep he did not sleep long enough to get the sleep that he needed.
I was a zombie, barely making it through each day. I was exhausted, forgetful, unable to concentrate or make decisions, full of anxiety, and frequently in tears. All I could think about was sleep – both Baby R’s and my own! I managed to read a handful of baby sleep books but became paralyzed by the conflicting messages.
I just didn’t know what to do. I started to believe that I’d never sleep again and thinking, “baby will not sleep“. Enter The Gift of Sleep Consulting. Help was officially on its way. My husband and I met with Jennifer for a consultation in our home (I still think she sprinkled magic sleep dust here) where she gathered information from us and created a personalized sleep plan for Baby R. Two nights later, my husband and I implemented the plan.
It was clear and easy-to-follow…basically foolproof. And guess what? IT REALLY WORKED. We saw a massive improvement on night one. By night two, Baby R was sleeping through the night. Naps have also increased in length, so we finally have some predictability and structure to our days. Baby R is a much happier baby now and is getting the sleep that he needs! He’s learned a valuable skill – how to sleep independently – which will serve him throughout his life. With consistent nighttime sleep, I’m also back in the land of the living, and very happy to have the energy to enjoy my wonderful family. Jennifer was with us every step of the way. Through phone calls and emails, she consistently reviewed our progress, answered our (many) questions, and gave us sincere encouragement and support. Thank you, Jennifer, for helping this family reclaim our days, nights, energy, and happiness!” Karyn & Rob, Oreland, PA
In addition, I’ve also included some letters written in by parents who have used Dana’s Sleep Sense™ Method in their homes so that you can see they had to say:
I wanted to thank you for your wonderful manual. I have a baby girl of a year and a half who was very active during the day and was having problems sleeping through the night. Thanks to your program she’s sleeping all night, and though she sometimes wakes up, it is for very little time and she goes back to sleep on her own.
It’s been a blessing for me and my husband, but of course also for her, since she wakes up very happy and goes about her day happier than ever and as active as always, too. Again, congratulations on your new baby girl and thank you for your wonderful program. Wish you all the best all the way from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
It is 10 to 7 on this lovely Spring evening and Joshua is sleeping soundly in his cot as he did last night and the night before for 10-12 hours. He always slept well to begin with but when he was unwell and the teething started it all went wrong. We did what we thought was the right thing to do at the time but soon realized that Joshua had developed a whole new routine – one that involved not going to sleep at night and then waking up several times a night for a bottle!!
Thankfully, your Sleepsense plan put us all back on track and we hopefully will never look back.
Many thanks again and good luck in all that you do.
Since getting onto your sleep sense program, Beau has been an angel. It was hard going for about a week or two when we first started, but now he goes to bed without hesitation and sleeps well through the night. It was a blessing to my husband and I.
We have regained our lives- slightly anyway and are back in the land of the living because of the sleep we now get in the night and a bit of a rest in the day. Thanks for your help. i have also put so many friends onto the program too and they all rave about it.
Trev and Beau
I wanted to thank you for the Sleep Sense program. Things have been hectic at our house (contractors all over the place doing loud work during the day), so naptime has been challenging. But we implemented some things we learned from the Sleep Sense program at bedtime, and what a difference!!!
We’re only on the fourth night, but already Megan has developed her own self-soothing techniques, falling asleep on her own albeit with some crying, waking only once to eat during the night and putting herself back to sleep on her own with her other baby night wakings.
My husband and I are so happy to have a long stretch of sleep again! Thank you so much. We still have some work to do regarding naps, but we’ll get there.
Thanks again and take care,
I followed all of your instructions and my 2-year old was sleeping through the night (in his own room) in less than a week. The first couple of days were terrible. He would come into our room about 15 times per night. He also threw terrible tantrums which included emptying the contents of his dressers and removing his mattress from his bed!
However, by Day 3 we started seeing positive progress. I don’t have to tell you what a difference it has made in our household. We are all sleeping again and my son’s overall disposition has improved. He was always a good boy but because he was tired, he would act out at times. I am happy to report that he has stopped throwing tantrums entirely and he seems generally happier and more secure.
I have referred you to six friends and I will continue to refer you to others having sleep issues. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
I cannot thank you enough for giving me the gift of sleep! Two days before my son turned 9 months old, I was at my wits end and felt like I was on the verge of a breakdown. I had not had more than 4 hours straight of sleep in a year, and was truly exhausted. It affected my home life, my relationships with friends, and especially the quality of my work at my job.
My son had never slept more than 5 or 6 hours straight, but at 6 months old he began to wake up every 3-4 hours. I honestly thought he was just hungry, but didn’t realize I was setting him and myself up for sleep failures.
Well, he is now 9 months old.As of last night, which was night # 8, on your sleep program, Christian slept for 10 1/2 hours straight! He woke up one time, cried for about 30 seconds, and was back asleep before I could even open my eyes to check the time. By night 3, he was sleeping 9 hours, which was amazing to me. Because I was so accustomed to waking up throughout the night, I can’t even sleep past 4:30 am now, but I know that it will take some time for my body to realize that it can truly rest again.
Thank you for giving me my me-time back in the evenings, for giving me sleep back at night, and for teaching me how to be a better parent. We are all much happier now, and I am even back to working out in the mornings while Christian sleeps. At this point, I am telling EVERY parent that I know about your program. It was well worth every cent and more!
God bless you!
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
I just had my first full night of sleep in 5 1/12 months. It was the third night of implementing the program and she slept from 7:00 to 5:00 and went back down until 7:00. I am so happy I woke up crying:)
Thanks again! You are a life saver.
Elyce, Kevin, and Jaidyn Battle
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your sleep programme is fantastic and truly works! Last night was our 6th night and things are going brilliantly well! I really can’t thank you enough.
Joel slept through on the 3rd night, had a bit of a blip on the 4th night, but I think it was because he had a dirty nappy and was uncomfortable but 5th and 6th nights…straight through!
You are a life saver!!!! Within 1,5 weeks of starting your program, Kaide is going down at 7:30 with no arguments, and he is managing to put himself back to sleep within 10 minutes, he is also having two nice sleeps in the day. I am a totally different person, and our relationship has improved tenfold.
After having just accepted that this was to be my lot in life, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would have to survive on between 3 and 5 hours sleep a night. I have my own business, which means if I loaf, I don’t get paid, so sleeping in the day is out of the question. Kaide is with me all day and would only sleep for 30 minutes once a day, so as you can imagine, I could not function to full capacity at all.
We got advice from everyone, and tried everything, but all people could say was, “you made your bed, now lie in it.” Everyone knew the problem, but no-one could give us a solution, even the doctors. That is until I stumbled upon your website. You made it so easy.
Our history with Kaide was the cause of the problem. When he was born, his Dad and I were building a lodge in the Kruger National Park. Seeing as the house we were in was the only accommodation at the time, we had to share it with builders, plumbers, head office staff etc etc, with up to 14 people sleeping in a three bedroom house with us and our 6 week old baby.
Kaide also had colic, and as I was the only one who never had to do heavy work, it was my duty to keep the little guy quiet when he awoke in pain, so everyone else could get a decent nights sleep. I would sit up all night with him to keep him quiet, and pass out at about 5am. During the day he would only sleep for 6 minutes at a time, so there was no time for me to sleep then either. As he got older we found that if he went down before 8pm he would wake at 9:30, and would not go back down until 12:00. If we put him down at 9pm, he would sleep till 8am, but still he awoke at least 5 times a night and needed me.
Having become so accustomed to rocking and shushing him back to sleep, when he awoke in the night, that is exactly what I would do. Not realizing that this was not actually what was expected of me, that my child would not despise me, or worse end up with a low IQ from screaming. I definitely suffered with depression and only now can I see how badly. I was starting to lose it, and Kaide and I were not enjoying one another at all. Your program has given us back our lives, and has recreated that special bond that I lost with my child.
Thank you so much
Gary, Candice and Kaide