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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:

I am a mother of a beautiful two year old boy. About 7 months ago he started cosleeping with my husband and I and would wake up 4-5 times in the middle of the night looking for his pacifier. My husband and I were so tired all the time and pretty much at our wits end. I tried the “cry out” method a few times, but he would get this panicked cry and get so worked up he would get sick. Then my husband found Andrea and we decided to give her sleeping training process a try. The SECOND night of our sleep training he fell asleep within in 10 minutes of putting him down, without a pacifier AND he slept through the night!!! Andrea was absolutely wonderful during this somewhat of a difficult process. She is very knowledgable and always knew what to say/do if I was having a hard time. This process has been a life changing event and I’m so glad we had Andrea by our side to help us through this. I have and will recommend her to every mom I know! Thank you again for all your help!



I am a married, late 30’s father of an energetic and wonderful 2 year old boy…who wouldn’t sleep in his own bed.  It was causing my wife and me sleepless nights which affected my work and our relationship. If we put him in his crib, he cried uncontrollably and would not stop until he made himself sick. When he slept with us, he found a way to take up the entire king size bed.  I was losing my mind! We decided to work with Andi knowing that we really had nothing to lose, but I was a little skeptical because “our situation seemed so unique”. She was very comforting during our initial consult and she laid out a very specific and easy to follow plan. In less that 2 weeks our son is asking to go “night-night” himself and is sleeping through the night with no fuss. I can’t thank Andi enough for giving us our bed back.



Charley would wake up every hour and needed to nurse to get back to sleep. Needless to say, he kept me up all night for months. Naps required my full attention until he fell asleep nursing and I could sneak away.  We knew crying it out did not fit our family and trying to put him down drowsy as suggested by our pediatrician was an epic fail. Finally at eight months old, we decided to get help. Andi was suggested by a mutual friend. Andi was thorough during our consult as she was trying to get an understanding of our troubles. You hear that every baby is unique, but Andi understood what we were going through which was reassuring.  The plan tailored to Charley was easy to understand and there weren’t any surprises since we talked about it in the consult. Each support phone call gave us an opportunity to reflect on what we did and how Charley responded. She gave smart tips and critiques to help guide us to our goal. Her email support was also fantastic. I didn’t have to wait long for a response and she was detailed when answering questions. She even helped us through a rough patch when Charley started teething. End result: He is sleeping peacefully in his crib in his room.  He is a much happier baby when awake which allows him to learn at a greater rate. Nap times are predictable. Mama, Dada, and our dog are finally able to get a restful night sleep. If you have a baby like us or a toddler who has kept you up all night and you find yourself pulling your hair in sleep deprived frustration, I highly recommend Andi for your sleep problems. She has given us a happier well rested baby and our sanity back.



Andi was instrumental in helping us with our daughter who was not sleeping through the night. Every night at 2 AM we would get this little person plop down in our bed and scream and cry when we put her back in her bed. It was awful. For months we tried all kinds of stuff and then someone told me about Andi and new business. I have known Andrea for years and I know she only commits to stuff that she is passionate about. As a former master teacher I know she knows her stuff and how to deal with kids at all levels. Due to Andi’s diligence and commitment to our daughter and my family, we finally have a sleep plan that is working and keeping us all in bed at night.  I would highly recommend the program, but more importantly I would highly recommend Andi as your coach. The program was worth every penny in my opinion and I am so thankful that she took us under her wing.



Working with Andi, changed my life. I’m mother to a 4.5yo boy, and 2yo girl, who have always relied on me to fall asleep. We started out as a bed sharing family, and eventually moved both kids into their own room, where they shared a bed. It was impossible for them to fall asleep without me lying down with them- and would cry for hours if anyone else tried to put them down.  Both kids were waking up 4 or more times a night if I tried to leave the bed. I was feeling completely helpless, trapped, and mentally/physically exhuasted. I was so certain that years of these choices would make it impossible for the kids to ever sleep independently, but I also wasn’t willing to let them cry it out. I desperately wanted for them to fall asleep on their own, and sleep through the night. I wanted my life back! I wanted to be able to put them to bed and relax with my husband- rather than sit anxiously waiting for someone to scream “Mommmm!” Over the course of three weeks, working with Andi, my kids learned (with barely any tears!) to fall asleep on their own, sleep through the night, and developed consistent bedtime and napping routines that are completely stress free. They are now comfortable being put to bed, by not just me, but my husband and their grandparents! Babysitters are on our horizon! We can actually go on date nights! They fall asleep on their own, quickly, and without a fight. They are listening to their bodies, and telling me when they are tired. They went from sleeping less than two hours without waking, to now sleeping 11+ uninterrupted hours a night, and taking 1-2 hour naps. It feels like a complete miracle. I feel like myself again, for the first time in almost five years! Sleep is no longer a struggle. Working with Andi made me realize how much sleep affects every aspect of my life. I’m already seeing improvements in my own health, energy levels, happiness. My husband and I feel more connected than we have in years, just being able to share our evenings together feels so special! We are sleeping in the same bed EVERY night! I feel like I can finally laugh with ease, after years of being too exhausted to enjoy motherhood. The kids are showing such positive changes in behavior, and even showing better eating habits. Words just can’t explain how highly I recommend Andi’s sleep consulting services, and I feel so grateful for the positive changes she’s brought about for my family. If you’re questioning whether or not she can help you, I’m telling you, YES. She can. Good sleep is attainable!



We went from having George sleeping in our bed with us, waking multiple times a night to nurse and not feeling safe with him being so high up on our bed, to him sleeping in his own room, in his own bed with a safe routine. He has a morning and afternoon nap and sleeps all through the night. He is a happier baby and we are a happier family. We get quality time with our older son and are not worried about George falling off of the bed. Our family has more energy to spend doing things we love – bike rides, going to the park, playing together. I also am more focused at work since I am getting a full night’s sleep


I would definitely recommend Andi’s services to any parent who is struggling with sleep and who wants their child to be as happy and healthy as possible. I liked the sleep plan that Andi put together for George and that I can refer to it at any time. She laid everything out so well and when I was at rock bottom, she was there to encourage and give support.



After working with Andi, my baby is sleeping through the night and I am as well. And, I’m finally back in our bedroom with my husband. Not only has our son been sleeping through the night, but he naps well and is happier during his awake hours.  In addition, my attitude has changed. Before I worked with Andi I was grumpy and tired and snappy, even at work.

Andi’s positive energy made me feel like I could achieve our sleep goals and that my family members could as well-which they did, because of her support. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Andi to every parent that has a child or children that are co-sleeping and that are not getting the sleep they need. Andi’s number one goal is bringing healthy sleep and happiness to families.



I felt confident and comfortable with you after our 15 min phone consult 🙂 I loved your calm and understanding nature and the reassurance you provided. I also loved the step by step guide you provided of what to do and when

Our son is currently sleeping through the night most nights and if he does wake up in the middle of the night, he’s able to put himself right back to bed

After going through this process, I have learned to let go of control a bit and let my husband help me out. It’s great to see him confident with our son and also to see our son comforted by not only myself but my husband now too. It’s really opened up a lot of free time for me. I can wash the dishes, go to the bathroom and do laundry with TWO hands 😉

I would definitely recommend you and your service. As hard of a process as this was, it was absolutely worth it in the end. I now look forward to bedtime knowing that I’m no on call to nurse all night long. I actually get a much needed break and the sleep I need to start the next day refreshed.

The process works if you follow your plan!


Since working with Andi, my baby sleeps through the night!! Andi was so encouraging and understanding.  I felt like I had a ton of support. I am starting to get more sleep because my baby is getting more sleep.  It’s been such a blessing.

I would recommend Andi’s services to anyone who would like to help their baby learn amazing sleep skills. The most important thing is that she gives great information and tips, but as parents we are the ones who have to follow the schedule to see the results. I really enjoyed working with Andi, and I am so pleased that my baby is sleeping through the night!!



Working with Andi was life changing for us! We were overwhelmed helping our toddler get to sleep for hours many times a night. Now sleep is easy, enjoyable and simple. Our daughter is proud of her bedtime routine and sleep is worlds easier for her! On the rare occasion she wakes up, it’s a quick visit and she’s back to sleep. We wouldn’t be here without Andi’s help and support!



Before sleep training, I was confined to an endless nighttime routine of nursing and fussing. It was so great to have an accountability partner, and a personal coach when I ran into obstacles, confusion, or doubt. Andi was a phone call or text away, and now my almost-two-year-old son is sleeping through the night!



I used to dread bedtime because I knew our 10 month-old daughter would be up in a hour or two. We went from 4-8 wake ups a night, countless night nursing sessions, lots of tears and she only wanted mama…to a little girl who happily lays down on her own now and sleeps through the night. And she lets Dad put her down now too! Bedtime is now special and enjoyable for all of us.

Andi didn’t push us. She gave us our plan and then just gently nudged and advised, allowing us to feel like we had a say in the process as well.

My husband and I are sleeping now too! And now we have a routine. There’s no guessing to when our daughter is going to fall asleep. We know when it’s time and it’s easier to make plans and know we’ll have a happy baby.

This plan works!! I would recommend Andi Metzler Sleep Consulting to any new parent or anyone struggling with sleep.  Andi is very helpful and knowledgeable and doesn’t push anything on you. She’s the expert but somehow made me feel like I was the one in control because I had all the tools.

On day 6 of our sleep training, we had a death in the family and we traveled a lot for the following two weeks because of it. We decided to be consistent with the plan and seriously we are so amazed with how quickly the baby caught on. I can’t say it enough – if you follow the plan Andi maps out for you and be consistent, it WILL work!

Alicia C


Finnley went from waking up every two hours and not being able to put himself to sleep to being able to settle himself and waking up once to feed. We put him to bed around 7:30 and he sleeps until 6 or 7. More than that, I love our little bedtime routine that we’ve established. It’s become a special part of our day.

Andi gave constant support. I talked with her almost every day and she answered my many questions.  I really appreciate the routine we’ve introduced. It is so much better for our family.

I would recommend Andi’s services any parent struggling with sleep time.  Andi will give you the tools but it’s up to you to use them consistently. You have to follow through to see results.

It really was great! If Finnley ever has a toddler sleep regression (which I heard can happen), I will totally be reaching back out for Andi’s help!



I was referred to Andi through another sleep consultant at a time when I was desperate for help with my newborn’s sleep. Although it was a bit early to start any formal sleep training at that point, Andi gave me hope that it in fact would get better. Once my baby was 3.5 months old we started Andi’s sleep plan and it was a success from the start. I definitely had some doubts that this would not work ,but Andi kept reminding me to stay consistent and we would both eventually have better sleep, and she was right. My daughter started sleeping through the night within a few days because she no longer needed me to feed her back to sleep each time she woke up. She was able to get herself back to sleep every time she woke up . This was a miracle. My daughter used to only nap in my arms and from the first day she started putting herself to sleep in her crib for every nap. Another miracle. This is still how she falls asleep. I make sure to stay constant even when my baby is having an off night which is bound to happen. My baby is also learning how to link her sleep cycles… each nap was only 30 minutes and now her morning naps can last up to two hours! Andi was great at answering any questions and even better at tweaking things a bit until we had things figured out. I couldn’t be happier that we did sleep training. It has made me want to be around my daughter more and I enjoy spending time with her now that she’s not constantly in my arms. A true relationship saver!



We all know the feeling when our children have a meltdown in the check-out line and the pain from biting our tongue as the person behind us in line verbalizes how they would handle the problem.  This was my fear in asking for help with an issue that affects our entire family.  Sleep. With the arrival of our newborn son and after sharing our bed with our daughter for four years my husband and I were desperate to have a full night’s rest.  Bed sharing became a method of survival.  My husband constantly travels for work and usually leaves and returns home before the sun is up.  Although it appeared that our daughter was getting better sleep, that fact was we all became sleep deprived. I recently met Andi at a mom’s group, she was our speaker for that day.  Not only did everything she spoke about hit home, I also came to the realization that it was time to get our bedroom routine in order. I wish I had met Andi sooner!  With her guidance, support and amazingly simple methods we had our daughter sleeping without tears in her own room within days!  She helped us achieve something I never thought was possible – a full night’s rest.  And the positive affects of getting enough sleep have overflowed into the rest of the day.  My daughter is happier, eats better and those meltdowns rarely happen.  My husband’s traveling no longer affects her schedule and I feel that the confidence she has gained has given her more security. Thank you Andi for your gentle correction in bad sleep habits!  We look forward to working with you as we get our son crib trained.

After Andi helped us sleep train our five year old daughter, I knew I needed her help in providing the tools we needed to get our 9 month old son sleep trained.  Since his training everyone is getting a full nights rest.  And Jake now has the ability to fall asleep within minutes, on his own!  Not only have our nights gotten better so has our day time naps and eating schedule.  Thank you Andi for providing my family with the support, tools and encouragement we needed to create peaceful bed time routines and have a full nights rest.



We were skeptical. We didn’t think Jude (5 months) would ever sleep. It felt like we had that one special child, and nothing was going to work. After following Andi’s plan, Jude now wakes once during the night to feed. He was waking every few hours. He also wouldn’t take naps, and now he does.

Andi is so professional, and she understands the process. We felt confident that she knew what she was doing, and she was so diligent about contacting us. Even when her entire city was on fire and she nearly lost her home, she still took the time to continue our training. That’s dedication!

Most importantly we feel more confident, and we have a routine. Jude finally has more structure which is what he needed. We feel good knowing that sleep is the healing that he needs. That’s more important especially when he’s teething or sick.  We were always making excuses, and this process helped us.

We would absolute recommend Andi to any friends or family with sleep problems or anyone in need of routine.

I worked with Andi, and I knew that she was an amazing teacher. She strived for excellence, and i knew that those skills would cross over into this field. She works hard, and takes her craft seriously.



My son was 4 1/2 months when I finally contacted Andi. He had just transitioned from his bassinet and swaddle to his crib and sleep sack, and was having a very hard time staying asleep. Some nights he would be up 4-5 times and could only go back to sleep if I nursed or rocked him. I realized this was not sustainable once I went back to work, and after a quick Google search, found Andi. After a brief phone consultation, she made it a priority to come to our home as soon as she was able, and did an assessment of Justin’s room. She gave suggestions for making it a more optimal place for Justin to sleep, and then laid out a detailed plan for us to follow. This plan was tailored to Justin’s specific sleep associations, age, bedtime routine, and nap patterns. I was worried about eliminating his night feedings, but Andi did not require that for Justin. Instead, he ended up dropping his night feedings on his own within 5 days. And by night 6, Justin was going to bed with zero tears, at a reasonable time, and sleeping 11-12 hours through the night. My husband and I couldn’t believe it, and now once Justin is asleep by 7:30, I no longer have anxiety about when and how often he will wake up at night, and therefore we are ALL sleeping better. I truly feel like we gave Justin a gift by teaching him to soothe himself to sleep, and every morning when I go to get him out of his crib, he is all smiles. I can’t recommend this program enough, and I believe that if the parents are consistent with implementing their baby’s specific plan, they will see results sooner than expected.



We reached out to Andi with our third child, yes I said third! I felt such guilt that I should have this sleep thing figured out by our third, but Andi helped me to feel so much better about seeking help and helping to understand how complex every child’s sleep needs are. Our daughter was 6 months old when we reached out to Andi for help. She was waking up almost hour to nurse back to sleep and was having such a hard time transitioning to her crib at night. She also had no schedule or sleep/eating pattern during the day and wanted to snack all the time. The idea that our child would sleep through the night and start eating 8 oz at a time just didn’t even seem possible. Andi helped create a plan that was customized to our daughters needs and our lives that was manageable. She was a huge support through the process and taught me so much that I wish I’d known with my other two children. We stuck to everything she said to do and we now have a child who sleeps 11-12 hours straight at night! She is also taking great naps and eating like a champ with no more snacking! I would recommend Andi to everyone and wish that I would have had her help years ago!



Why we hired Andi

We hired Andi when Lucy was three months old. Both my husband and I work from home and run our own businesses, with no maternity leave. Lucy couldn’t take naps without being rocked, held (by Mom), and they were only lasting 20 minutes. Nap windows are crucial for me to power out some work, eat, shower – as all Moms know. Even with a nanny for a few hours a day, it was impossible for me to get any work done and in turn made it a more stressful environment, for me, my husband, and Lucy.

Our Results

  • After two nights, Lucy was sleeping 11-12 hours
  • Gradually naps improved and Lucy was able to take naps in her crib without any crutches.
  • She’s sleeping in her nursery, out of the swaddle and sleeping both day and night in her crib without a pacifier, white noise, and is able to self-soothe.
  • We’ve been able to adjust to different time zones on two trips successfully.
  • Best investment, and worth every penny.

How Andi’s Support Helped

The best thing is of course our results and all three of us are well rested and happier because of it. It’s so nice to have the extra support from Andi, and it’s apparent she’s invested in every clients’ success and passionate about the work she does. She always made an effort to talk through questions and concerns as they arise. We felt like Andi wasn’t just following a book, instead she listened to our struggles and adjusted our plan as needed according to Lucy’s individual needs.

We feel like we have the tools to handle any sleep regressions in the future. If that happens and we have any questions, it’s comforting to know we can hire Andi for ongoing support.

I would absolutely recommend Andi to friends and family. In fact, every parent I know is amazed with Lucy’s success and is eager to work with her.



I will be honest, at first I doubted the fact that my daughter could sleep through the night. However, after the two weeks of working with Andi I was totally convinced otherwise. Each week my little girl continues to learn how to sleep better with every nap and night. My daughter was around 11 months when we started and I feared she was too old to be sleep trained. A las, she can put herself down, sleep through the night and wake up well rested. I am so grateful for Andi and her thoughtful, consistent and patient work.


How sweet it is to be well rested!!!!
We have a 3 month old baby girl and started working with Andi soon after our daughter was born. We are both working parents and sleep was really important and integral for our family. We were committed to trying to set a foundation of healthy sleep early on in our daughter’s life.
Through our work with Andi, our beautiful well rested daughter was sleeping through the night (9-12 hrs) since she was 2 months old!!!
Andi is extremely supportive and kind. She takes the time to help you within your own subjective context. We were hesitant to do a “program”, as we thought it would be a one size fits all approach: this was not the case. Definitely not an extremist!
Andi worked with us to manage how we would fit in her feeds during the day, so as to allow her to sleep at night. My wife and I recommend Andi without hesitation, because she works with you to find a way that works for you!
I am not fully aware how lucky we are (as this is our first child), but I do know that Andi Metzler helped our family beyond measure.
Don’t wait to reach out to Andi, you won’t regret it!!


Stanley didn’t want to miss a thing, and because of this, he rarely ever slept. We waited for him to grow into “sleeping through the night” and it just never happened. He woke up every 45 minutes to an hour all night long, every night, and never napped unless he was in a car or stroller. We tried everything, and sadly considered 3 hours of straight sleep a successful night… We almost threw in the towel and accepted our fate as parents of a “poor-sleeper”… Then we contacted Andi. I was very nervous about trying any method of sleep training, but her plan is so gentle and so different than any other method I’d read or heard about. After just a few nights of implementing her plan, we saw huge changes. We began the sleep program at 5 months, he was sleeping through the night with one night feed until 6 months. Stanley is now 8 months and sleeping through the night (10-11 hours) and napping like a champ. We have told countless people that this was worth every penny. ONE NOTE I’d especially like to make is: We had been on the sleep plan for about 2 months when we were evacuated from the THOMAS FIRE, and we were away from our home for 2 weeks – because of the amazing skills Andi was able to teach us, we kept our little guy on schedule and sleeping through the night no matter where we were staying. Needless to say, THIS WORKS. Our lives and sleep are a millions times better than they were before we contacted Andi. THANK YOU!!


Working with Andi was wonderful! We have twin 2yr old boys who were taking an hour to fall asleep and getting up 3-5 times EACH every night! I was sleep deprived and willing to try anything. I needed the sleep just as much as my boys!
So we started working with Andi and it wasn’t easy. The boys pushed back but around week 2, one twin finally got it and stayed in bed all night! 7pm-6am. The other twin was tough. He’s still not there 100% but he goes to bed with no fight and only gets up once a night. He’s defiant but we’ve got the knowledge from Andi and we’ll get there. Overall, we are VERY happy with Andi and her sleep consulting. She was professional yet compassionate and understanding with out ever meeting in person. She cared about our boys and their sleep. I would absolutely recommend Andi to help with your sleep concerns with your child!


Andi is amazing!! Very professional, caring and understanding. She is respectful of the parents space with their child but also pushes to you to help give your child the space to learn good sleeping habits. Andi is very personable, you love her the second you meet her. She gave us all the tools necessary to create an environment where our baby thrives on sleep. We did exactly what she asked of us, and Lucca, now our 9 month old, has been sleeping through the night since being about 3 months. Andi was always available and helped us work through situations giving us the best information to move forward with the next steps. I recommend her for every one that has a child not sleeping. She is the best and will help you get your child on track to sleeping well. We haven’t had any sleepless nights since hiring her. You won’t regret it!!!! Thank you Andi. We love you.


First, I must say how you have transformed my (Mom)life in the most positive way! We all know how vital sleep is to an adult but as the babies develop they need sleep more.  Before Andi came into my life I had no routine for sleep with the baby.  As a new mother, I was skeptical, because I tried everything and read every book to no avail. Andi was able, in just 3 days, to get our angel to sleep for 9 HOURS STRAIGHT!! After 4 days he was sleeping 12 hours straight!!! As you can see our baby needed to catch up on some rest. Also, within 10-13 days our son was taking naps regularly. With all the tools that she has given us we have the keys to Lullaby Land.  We cannot express our gratitude enough.  Its true what they say you can not put a price on peace (better known as a good nights rest.)


When I found Andi my 5 month old was waking to nurse 3-5 times a night and was restless in between. I wasn’t sleeping in the same room as my husband, wasn’t performing well at work, and wasn’t being a good parent to my baby or 2 year old during the day. My baby’s naps had also become terrible, half an hour each and because he was overtired, he was constantly fussy, to the point where our daycare complained about him.

I had read about different sleep training solutions online but in my sleep-deprived state all of the different options were overwhelming and I didn’t know where or when to start. I decided what I really needed was for someone else to take the reins and tell me what to do! And therein lies the beauty of Andi’s program, she told me step by step what to do and I didn’t have to think about it. I just followed her plan exactly, and it worked!

Within 3 days my son was down to 1 feeding a night, by day 6 he was pretty much sleeping through the night, but still waking a bit early. Now at 7 months, he has been sleeping through the night without a peep for the last month and a half. Because his night time sleep improved, his naps also drastically improved. The best thing of all is that we can simply put him in his crib, no pacifier, no nothing, and he falls asleep by himself without crying.

Andi also provided our daycare with a trimmed down plan of things only pertinent to them. At first they were reluctant to follow the program, but when they noticed the change in him, they were ecstatic. Not only were his naps longer, but they were able to put him in his crib awake and walk away. His mood also improved once he was rested.

I think my son was ready and desperate for good sleep all along, it was just me who needed support and training. And when the sleep training became tough at times, I didn’t have to second guess that I was doing the right thing, or explain to my husband why I was doing it, I just followed the plan, and tried not to deviate. Part of what happens when you are sleep deprived is that you don’t make good decisions, and this helped because Andi made the decisions for me.

She provided a great support system because I could ask her any little question no matter how minor. She told me what to do for every scenario and had answers to every question I asked. I also appreciated that she set our expectations practically, so that we weren’t disappointed when he had a regression or when something was taking longer to work on. She also worked with our crying comfort level and customized the plan for what we were comfortable with.

All in all, I would say hiring Andi is up there with the best money I’ve spent in quite a while.



When our son was born, my husband and I decided that our baby would sleep in our room until he turned one.  Once that day came however, we were unsure of the best approach to take in transitioning him to his own room.  We had grown accustomed to him falling asleep on us before we put him down in his bed.  We were at his beck and call when he would wake up a few times a night.  But once we found out that Baby #2 was coming, we knew we had to change our routine sooner than later.  I read countless blogs and online advice on approaches to moving a baby to his own room, but I still had so many questions.  What if we make sleep worse for him?  What if we traumatize him? What about the snuggle time?  That’s when we decided to turn to Andi for guidance on the healthiest and most pain free approach to moving our son into his own room.  I was immediately impressed by Andi’s vast knowledge of sleep habits!  She was genuinely interested in learning about our son’s habits, and she worked with our parenting style to find the best approach for our family.   Our plan was explained to us in a simple easy-to-follow manner, and we saw results within the first few days!  Not only did Andi help us move our son to his own room, but she also helped with putting him on a consistent napping schedule during the day.  This was life changing!  We found comfort knowing exactly when our son would need to go down for a nap and how long he would be asleep.  Our son is a happy boy, but we noticed that he was even happier once he got into a solid sleep routine.  All thanks to Andi’s help!  The thing we appreciated the most was how attentive Andi was to our process.  We truly felt as if she cared about our son’s sleep as much as we did.  She passed no judgment on us when we experienced a few (self-inflicted) bumps in the road.  She kept us on track to a successful transition, and we are all now sleeping through the night in the comfort of our own rooms!  And needless to say, my husband and I are happier now getting uninterrupted sleep before the newborn arrives.  We are so extremely thankful for Andi’s dedication to our plan.  We’ve learned so much from her, and we are grateful that we can use this knowledge to help our Baby #2 get some restful sleep!  We highly recommend Andi to anyone who needs help with sleep!

Alicia F


I cannot begin to express the gratitude my husband and I feel towards Andi. We were in a giant rut with a toddler and an 11 month old that had co-slept with me since day 1. (Meaning my husband was sleeping in a different room.) I loved the closeness that co-sleeping brought to my babe and I, but in all honesty, both of our sleep was suffering severely. She was such a light sleeper, and any movement of mine would wake her up, and I’d have to nurse her back to sleep. This would happen 6-8 times a night. Because we were awake so often, her daily wake ups were often late, resulting in an even later bedtime and worse nighttime sleep. It was impossible to predict when nap time should be so it was almost always on the go in an ergo. I had to entertain the toddler too you know. We were in the most frustrating loop that seemed like it would never end. I was so overtired, as was she! And I had very little positive energy for my family during the day. I was mentally drained and exhausted. I have always been so nervous to try sleep training, (we weren’t successful with my first because I could stick with it) because hearing a child cry breaks my heart. But I knew I needed to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING, to bring happiness and sleep back to myself and family! I knew I had to call Andi. She was such a pleasure to work with. She created a custom plan for me so fast (she could sense my desperation😂), and was available to talk with me right away. She put my mind at ease, helped me to change my perspective on infant crying, and instilled so much confidence in myself and my husband that we could do this and we could sleep (in the same room) again! I was allowed to be in the room with my daughter when she cried the most, which greatly increased the likelihood that I would stay consistent and stick to the plan. I was allowed to comfort my daughter often in the beginning when it was new to both of us. She was changing EVERYTHING about her sleep habits! To my biggest surprise, she did wonderfully!! She was sleeping through the night by night 2 (with a few but very short wake ups). She is waking up at the same time every day, taking naps at the same time every day and going to bed at the same time every day now (give or take 15-30 minutes). This allows us to MAKE PLANS!! What a concept! My husband and I can watch movies in the evenings together again; we hadn’t done this in two and a half years! I literally had not had a decent nights rest in 3 years! Now I’m in bed by 9 or 10 and sleeping soundly until 6am. My world is so tremendously different and better because of Andi’s help. I cannot thank her enough or recommend her enough. If you’re struggling like I was, reach out to Andi. She will 100% change your life! Thank you so much Andi.

Erin H


We can’t recommend Andi enough.vOur 4 months old baby girl was cranky and fussy almost the whole day. She wouldn’t nap for more than 20 minutes and was waking up multiple times each night.
We were exhausted! We were nursing her to sleep and then nursing again every time she woke up at night. She would wake up every hour from midnight until 6-7 am.
Andi gave us technics to teach our baby how to fall asleep. After working with Andi for 2 weeks our baby is napping 3 to 4 times a day. Her morning naps are at least 1 hr and her afternoon naps are at least 30 to 40 mins. She is only waking up once at night to nurse and actually the last 3 nights she has slept through. This is amazing!! We are extremely thankful with Andi. We had tried books, apps, online articles but Andi made the difference for us. You have to be CONSISTENT and follow her instructions. It is absolutely worth it!



After the arrival of our baby girl, our 2 year old son went through a terrible sleep regression.  My husband and I tried everything to help him, but no one was getting any sleep!  Thankfully my friend recommended Andi!  She came in and evaluated our son’s room and gave us a sleep plan to start that night.  That first night was rough, but we got through it and it got better every day from there.  Andi was very responsive to our questions via email, phone and text.  She was supportive, understanding and caring.  I don’t know what we would have done without her!



We were really struggling with our little one’s (5mo old) sleep. It had gotten to the point where she would only sleep on mommy the entire night, waking up every few hours.  Everyone was tired, frustrated and hopeless. Within a few days LO was going to sleep in minutes, waking only once per night!  Nothing short of a miracle.  We have enthusiastically recommended Andi to parents in similar situations.  Don’t think twice about hiring her.



Before working with Andi, I had read a lot about baby sleep. I understood the principals of teaching self-soothing and my husband and I had successfully used the Ferber method to improve our son’s nighttime sleep when he was 9 months old. But naps. Oof! Naps were still a mess. At 10 months old Eliot’s naps regressed and he would only nap in the stroller, car seat, or on me.

We reached out to Andi when Eliot was 11 months. She met with us on the phone and in person. She assessed Eliot’s sleep patterns, his sleeping environment, and our goals. She put together a clear, personalized 2-week plan that we followed with fidelity. Now we put Eliot down awake in his crib at naptime and he puts himself to sleep in about 10 minutes with no crying.

I really felt like Andi was our partner in this process. She initiated a lot of our dialogue during the 2-week training period. She regularly checked our shared sleep log and would ping us to see how it was going and offer her observations.

It is easy to fall down the rabbit hole of internet research and discussion boards when trying to sort out your baby’s sleep difficulties. Working with Andi cuts out all that confusion and noise. You have to be willing to commit to a strict schedule during the training process, but if you follow the plan, I’m extremely confident Andi will deliver results.



I reached out to Andi 2 weeks ago. My son is 6 months old and I was more exhausted than I thought was humanly possible. He woke up every 1-2 hours at night since his first day of life. He rarely took naps longer than 30 minutes and every nap was a fight. In order to get him to sleep we’d have to feed him to sleep and hope we could lay him down without waking him up, which rarely worked. We’d rock him for hours for him to just wake up 30 minutes later and repeat. I knew we couldn’t sustain it much longer. So, I reached out to Andi and she immediately made me feel hopeful. She was confident in sleep training and told me I’d be getting better sleep soon if I stuck to her plan. We made the investment and followed her plan 100%. She answered any and all questions along the way and was very available to us by phone and email. Sleep training was a challenge over the first few days, it’s never easy to hear your baby cry but, it was easier than I ever expected it to be because the plan was so specific and detailed, she told me what to expect and it worked! I’m thrilled to share that our son has slept through the night multiple times since sleep training started 2 weeks ago. I chose to keep 1 night feed for now, and Andi was supportive of this request and has prepared me for when it will be time to cut out that feeding as well. In just 2 weeks, our life has changed dramatically. My husband and I have our evenings back, we are rested, happy, healthier and are fully enjoying our son. I currently have the time to write this review because my son has been napping for over 2 hours. And he puts himself to sleep every time! This adventure has been life changing in so many ways and I cannot thank Andi enough for her knowledge, customized plan, and support. This was well worth every penny. If you are thinking about hiring Andi as your sleep consultant, do it, follow her plan and you will not regret it.




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:

Dear Dana,

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

Dear Dana,

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

Dear Dana,

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

Hi Dana,

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

Hi Dana,

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

Hi Dana,

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

Dear Dana,

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

Hi Dana,

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