Sleep Matters

Providing Evidence Based Sleep Support to Families

Advanced Training For Professional




Newborn Care Specialists

Night Nannies

Parent Educators

Parenting Coaches

The information on sleep available for parents is anecdotal and cultural. Based on experience and  opinion, not research and development.

As a professional you need to have evidence based training and knowledge to guide the support and information you give.

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Build your knowledge of:

Biological Development of Sleep

Anthropological & Cultural Influences to Sleep

Understanding & Applying Sleep Research

Course Objectives:

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • describe the developmental sleep task
  • explain the role the brain plays in sleep
  • identify the systems that young infants have to regulate
  • explain the affect the regulation of automatic systems have on sleep
  • list and define the States of Awareness
  • identify and compare REM and NREM sleep in the infant
  • identify the sleep drives
  • compare and contrast the sleep drives and explain their interaction.
  • explain the relationship between food needs and sleeping
  • describe how motor development affects sleep
  • identify different kinds of research
  • examine research for meaning and application
  • describe the affect culture has on sleep
  • list the pros and cons of sleeping props
  • explain the SIDS risk factors
  • describe best practice for safe sleeping
  • identify a family‚Äôs needs when seeking sleep support
  • apply evidence based information into work with families


 Hi, I'm Patience

Want to work with the OG sleep coach in the US?

Twenty years ago I left my job as a preschool teacher and began my business as a parenting coach. 

"Will parents really pay for classes and a coach?" I was asked all the time. 

I answered "Yes!" I told them it would be like Childbirth Education. It took 20 years and parent coaching, especially sleep coaching, is now a booming industry.

Yet, the problem remains the same. 

Most of what all the Sleep Certification Programs teach is on how to sleep train. 

Sleep training is the not what parents or professional need to know. 

You need to understand the systems that control sleep. How they develop and how they are impacted by the other systems. 

Now after 20 years it's time for me to train the next generation of coaches.

You're going to learn about sleep so you can be flexible and dynamic in the support you provide. 

You'll be able to meet every family's unique needs. 

You'll also be able to brag that you were trained by the best!

Yes, I want to be trained by the best!


Day 1

  • Introductions (30 Minutes)
  • Sleep Development (1.5 hours)
  • 20 minute¬†Break
  • The Sleep Drives and Other Biological Factors (1.5 hours)
  • 1 Hour¬†Lunch
  • Understanding Research (1 hour)
  • 20¬†minute¬†Break
  • Practical Applications (1 hour)

Day 2

  • Q&A/review (30 Minutes)
  • Affects of Culture (45 minutes)
  • Sleep Props (45 Minutes
  • 20 Minute Break
  • SIDS and Safety (1.5 Hours
  • 1 Hour Lunch
  • Supporting Families ( 1 Hour)
  • 20 Minute Break
  • Practical Applications (1 Hour)

CEU's & Certification

12 Continuing Education Units

This training will provide you with 10 hours of Continuing Education Units. These CEU's can be used toward re-certification.

You'll receive a Certificate of Completions at the end of the training to have for your records. 

You will have enough knowledge at the end of the course to provide sleep support as a supplement to your work with families. 



Are you interested in becoming certified?

This training is Stage 1 toward certification. 

There's an additional 8 months of mentorship to gain certification.  

The next certification program will begin February of 2024. 

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March 2 & 3 2024

This Training Meets In person in Denver Colorado from 8:00am-6:30pm

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May 11 & 12 2024

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Training meets 8:00am-6:30pm each day

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Future Training Dates:

September 27 & 28, 2024

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