Success Stories

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:

Working with Jade was such a treat! She brought knowledge, experience, and genuine care to the table every single day. When I came to Jade for help, I was in a really tough place where my baby would not nap independently. I was exhausted, frustrated and feeling helpless. Within less than a week, my daughter was beginning to take naps on her own, and I was experiencing relief and a fresh sense of hope. Jade was there to support us every step of the way. She created a sleep plan fully tailored to our situation and was intentional with each suggestion made throughout our training. I am so grateful for the healthy habits/routines Jade taught us, which we now implement into our daily lives for successful sleep and a happy baby! – Liz, mom to Olive age 6 months

 

We honestly waited too long to do sleep training. Jackson is our miracle baby so both of us (mom and baby) have had separation anxiety and terrible sleep! The decision to reach out to Jade was the best my husband and I had made in awhile. Jade was very easy to talk to and learned about our family, schedule and worries. She understood us not only from a sleep consultant perspective but as a mom also. Within a week, our 11 month old was sleeping through the night and going to sleep once we put him in his crib. Jade stayed in constant contact with us which helped to not feel alone in the process. We cannot thank her enough!!! – Courtney, mom to Jackson age 11 months

 

I was so sleep deprived that I could not even begin to think about how to get my 3 year old to sleep. My once great sleeper had become a nightmare to put to bed, would wake up 3,4 sometimes 5 times a night and was also a complete mess during the day! Brooklyn is my 3rd child and I felt almost silly reaching out to a sleep consultant as I have done this (even successfully) 2 times before! Reaching out to Jade was the best thing I could have ever done! Jade talked to me for a very in depth interview about Brooklyn and whats going on with her. She walked me thru the background of daytime activities and making sure I was being firm in my answers and consequences. I wasn’t! I was so tired I was giving in to everything anytime she whined…and Brooklyn knew this! I have set firm boundaries with her during the day and at nighttime. Our entire family is now well rested and we all wake up ready to greet the day (and each other) much better now! I can not recommend her enough! Brooklyn still talks about her “Mrs. Jade” and how she wants to make her happy! – Ashley, mom to 3 year old Brooklyn

 

I was at my wits end with bedtime and naps. I would literally cry with my children when it came to bedtime. Jade helped me so much that I feel like I have my sanity back at bedtime and also have my husband back. I am sleeping in my own bed and they are sleeping in their own beds. We read books, and after we are done, they literally run to their beds and are excited to be tucked in. They sleep all night and are still to this day excited about waiting until their light turns green! I will forever be thankful for Jade and how she turned bedtime around for me and my family! -Cori, mom to twins Rylie & Pearson age 2 years 8 months

 

My son slept great until about six months. He was constantly sick and we were all getting interrupted. Sleep. I made mistakes, and Jade helped me correct them and break bad habits. It took a good two weeks of sleep camp, but it helped us so much. We are back to sleeping 11 to 12 hours at night. If you need a wonderful sleep consultant, that cares about her clients Jade, is your go to girl. We cannot thank her enough. – Jordan, mom to 9 month old Brody

 

Before working with Jade I knew that our current sleeping arrangement was dysfunctional. Bedtime was a two hour ordeal where we laid with our kids to get them to go to sleep. Then every night my youngest ended up in the bed with me and my husband ended up in the bed with my oldest to get her to go back to sleep. All four of us were exhausted and frustrated. However, I was so hesitant to do anything about it because I did not want to scar my children with sleep training and I did not want it to affect our bond. As much as I wanted rest I also loved cuddling my baby at night. I decided to go to my mom group FB page and ask for suggestions (something I never do) and as fate would have it someone tagged Jade. I immediately reached out to her and set up a consultation. Right off the bat I loved talking with her and felt encouraged by the information she shared. We signed up right away! Working our sleep program at times was challenging and there were nights I wanted to give up. But my husband and I were fully committed and with Jade’s encouragement we persisted. Now bedtime is a 15 minute routine and my kids stay in bed until 7am. Working with Jade has truly changed our lives. She has been a huge blessing to my family and was one of the best experiences we had in all of 2022!!! I would recommend her to anyone. She is so knowledgeable on the topic of sleep, but is also an experienced mother. When working with her she truly felt like my friend. If you are on the fence about working with Jade, jump in and do it! You will not regret it!! – Alexandra, mom to 3 year old Skylar & 5 year old A’Miracle

 

I would highly recommend working with Jade. We have been following her methods for sleep from day 1 and our son has been sleeping through the night since 7 weeks old. She is always available to answer our many questions and help personalize our routine. We will forever cherish the gift of sleep she provided us with. -Katie, mom to Kayden – age 1

 

Sleep training is something I always wanted to do but with each attempt I would break down, give in and just throw it all out the window. It stressed me out, peaked my anxiety, and I had no clue what I was doing. When my son was 21 months old we had our second child and both kids required my attention at the same time each night. It was then that my husband finally convinced me it was time to seek help. Thankfully, Jade was the help we found. I know without a doubt we would not be where we are with our sleep journey if not for her. My toddler went from requiring complete assistance to fall asleep and then being constantly put back to sleep throughout the night to independently laying in his bed saying “mommy, light off” and sleeping 12 hours each and every night and taking regular naps on schedule. It was like magic! Sleep training has helped with every aspect of our lives and is easily one of the absolute best decisions we have made as parents. I’m so glad we did it! Jade was consistently there for us through every step in our journey and her tips not only helped with sleep but in other aspects of our daily routine. Myself and my toddler are much happier on a daily basis because of this process and I highly recommend it to anyone considering it. Believe me, You will not regret it. -Darah, mom to Ripp- age 22 months

 

I’m really relieved and excited for how this program has worked for us. It was just what we needed. -Rebecca, mom to Olivia- 6 years old

 

Jade helped us with our son when our daughter was born, he was 20 months old and was not sleeping through the night and had consistent sleep issues up to that point. I had a lot of anxiety about sleep training and I really did not want to do it but my husband pushed me to try it. After working with Jade with our son he was able to sleep through the night and during his naptime and we were thrilled! Her process seemed very gentle and she was always so confident and reassuring. We knew then we wanted her to sleep train our daughter when the time came. When our daughter was 6 months old, Jade helped us with her sleep schedule and after 2-3 days she was sleeping in her crib 12 hours straight! She went from waking every 3-4 hours in the night to nurse and co-sleeping to independently sleeping in her crib the entire night and during her naps in the daytime. The results were absolutely unbelievable and we were so thankful! This process and the success we have had from working with Jade has made a huge difference in our time together as a family. We no longer worry or stress over sleep, we simple know what to expect and thrive in our routine. -Darah, mom to Ruthie, age 6 months

 

Before working with Jade, our daughter was waking during the night and coming to our room. Sometimes she would be up for a long while around 2am/3am. After sleep training, she goes to sleep quickly on her own and sleeps all night in her own bed. Jade also helped us drop the paci. I was worried about how long the process would take but it was pretty quick and straight forward. Jade was very patient and helped us problem solve when one thing wasn’t working. Eleanor is sleeping so much better through the night. She is going to sleep earlier and faster and sleeping until it is time to wake up. Her attitude is much more positive because of better sleep! I would recommend working with Jade because she saved our sanity. – Casey, mom to Eleanor- age 3

 

Working with Jade was absolutely life changing! Our 3 year old had never slept through the night, we’re talking taking a very long time to fall asleep and woke around 4-5 times a night. For months we brought him back to his room with no success in behavior change… until Jade! She was able to put methods in place to help us. Our 3 year old now falls asleep within minutes at bedtime and stays in his room sleeping peacefully until the early morning. Leaps and bounds improvements under her wise guidance. She’s a miracle worker! – Kati, mom to Lyndon- age 3

 

“Before working with Jade and starting sleep training, I never thought my son would sleep on his own. I was taking him back to his room multiple times a night every night and after following Jade’s plan we’ve seen a complete change. Our son goes to sleep so quickly now laying on his own. It’s a night and day difference I never thought possible.” -Corey, dad to Lyndon- age 3

 

“When I first began working with Jade, my four-month-old had been waking up every two hours all night long and was sleeping in 20-30 minute increments during the day for naps. I had tried EVERYTHING that I knew to try to get him to sleep longer. I have a two-year-old who slept through the night since he was two months old so this was new territory to me. I was at a loss. Jade created a very specific plan for my family and I to follow and within three nights, my child was sleeping 12 hours through the night. My child is now 6 months old and has slept through the night every night since then. Jade is highly educated in the area of sleep and answered all of my questions thoroughly throughout the process. I was nervous before starting but my son is happier than he has ever been now that he is getting sleep and I am too!!” -Haley, mom to Baylor- age 5 months

 

“If you are wondering if you should try sleep training, our family says go for it! Jade and her sleep services were recommended to us by a family member, after a discussion about sleep troubles we were having with our kids. We have a four-year-old who needed either mom or dad to fall asleep, who would get up at least once each night and many mornings be up at 530 for the day. We contacted Jade and talked about what was going on at home. Jade was understanding and made us feel comfortable and confident from the first conversation. We came up with a plan that we were all on board with. We had a daily log and checked in weekly. I was able to email or text if I had a separate question. With our permission, she introduced herself to our son. He really liked her and that made the process easier as well. Now, through the program, our son is able to put himself to sleep, sleeps through the night, and does not get up until 7 and sometimes after. This has been a great decision for our family as we are all getting more sleep. Even our littlest, I feel is having effects from the program.” -Heather, mom to 4.5 year old Clarkston

 

“I thought it would be years before I slept again and with Jade’s help and guidance my almost 2-year-old is sleeping through the night. And is excited to wake up in the morning.” -Laura, mom to Wyatt- age 23 months

 

“Jade is wonderful! She used her knowledge and her real-life experiences when working with you. She doesn’t discredit you or make you feel like you’re doing anything wrong. She encourages you and motivates you. Sleep training can be tough but she is always there for you if you need her for questions/support or need to adjust anything. The best part of it is, you’re always checking in with her. If you aren’t getting the results you want, she won’t abandon you, she will figure out the best option for you to move forward. She is kind, sweet and very relatable. She is amazing at her job! Highly recommend!!!! Thank you so much Jade, for helping me to get a better routine for my little ones and helping them sleep through the night.” -Asia, mom to twins, Hendrick & Ellis- age 13 months

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 just want to share that I am THRILLED with your program! We are now into the 2nd month and even in the very beginning he is sleeping 11-12+ hours straight through the night!

He has learned to put himself back to sleep and we never thought that would happen, it has been simply amazing! We used to be the parents who got no sleep, now our friends are jealous that he sleeps so many hours through the night and their child doesn’t!I brag to EVERYONE about how well he sleeps and that we have a life again!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I never dreamed I would sleep through the night for 8 hours again! You are awesome!

– Stephanie

I purchased Sleep Sense A few weeks ago and I am absolutely satisfied. The change was INSTANT, the same night I started reading the book was the night he started sleeping better and he keeps improving.

My wife and I are also sleeping better and we a better parents for it as we are able to enjoy our new son. Thank you for all your help. I will definitely recommend this system to any new parents

From 2 proud and well rested parents (and one cute little boy)

– Jeff, Jodie & Jacob Carroll

Why didn’t we try this sooner?! As we speak he is sound asleep in his crib – and has been since 7.15 pm. We are so pleased to get the evenings to ourselves again, and Tinius – who has always been a very happy boy – is even more happy now. It is now obvious to us that he didn’t get enough sleep before and that our difficulties getting him to sleep in the evenings were due to the fact that he was overly tired. Now we follow your advise on bedtime routines and everything else we learned from the sleep Sense program and are happy to say that your success rate is still 100% :-).

– Karianne, Jarle and Tinius Wanggaard

I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to you. Your system is well explained and well researched and has worked wonders in our house. It is like Hana is saying ‘Thank You Mammy – i really needed this’, she is so happy since we began. We tell her it is ‘Sleepy Girl Time’ she knows what that means now and tucks her head into her blankey when we say it to her, ready for bed. She is so clever. We are going to stick to it for her sake and like the other parents you mentioned we are delighted with the time together we have now.

So once again, Thank You – keep doing what you are doing,

– Fiona O’Connor Kildare, Ireland

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.

– Miredly Ramos

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.

– Toni Taylor

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 nightwakings.

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.

– Christy Murra

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!!!!!!!

– Christie O’Toole

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!

– Gailda Davis

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! Thank you

– Carolyn

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