Advance Your Postpartum Career
Become a Certified Sleep Consultant
The Center for Pediatric Sleep Management’s (CPSM) Sleep Consultant Certification Course offers postpartum professionals like you a robust sleep consulting curriculum, an exclusive and supportive online community, and the opportunity to grow your business.
The course will arm you with everything you need to know about what sleep consultants do, how they do it, and how sleep consulting can perfectly complement your existing business.
What Sleep Consultants Do
The work of a sleep consultant is very similar to that of a doula. Sleep consultants, just like doulas, provide their clients with a high level of information and support.
Sleep consultants support parents through the process of establishing healthy and independent sleep habits for their children. At CPSM, we teach a client-led approach, meaning that we encourage our graduates to support families using methods or techniques that align with their clients’ parenting styles and that feel safe and comfortable for them.
Sleep Consultants Assess the Situation
Most sleep consultations begin with an assessment of a family’s current sleep situation. Families that are experiencing sleep challenges are often sleep-deprived, frustrated, and overwhelmed. In addition, they likely are apprehensive about the process of establishing more independent sleep habits for their child. A good sleep consultant will weigh all relevant factors and devise a personalized plan that suits their clients’ specific needs.
Sleep Consultants Make A Plan
Once the circumstances are understood, the sleep consultant will create a written sleep plan for the family based on a variety of factors, including the child’s age and the family’s parenting style. The sleep consultant offers detailed guidance on, among other things:
A safe sleep environment
An age-appropriate daytime schedule
A recommended bedtime routine
Communication strategies for older children
Options for sleep training techniques
Sleep Consultants Provide Support
In addition to all of the information that a sleep consultant provides, there is also a high level of support offered over the duration of the consultation. Parents will report what went well and what did not, and the consultant can encourage progress as well as make suggestions based on client feedback. Sleep consultants may provide this ongoing support via telephone, email, and/or text message.
As a trained postpartum professional who is accustomed to supporting families during emotional and challenging times, employing this sleep consulting process should be a natural fit. And because sleep consulting can be offered virtually, this service could be added to your repertoire without adding a lot of hours to your already busy and unpredictable schedule.
Sleep Consultant Services and Rates
Sleep consulting allows you to inform, educate, and support families in a variety of ways. Our graduates offer a variety of services to their clients and communities, including:
Sleep consulting is an in-demand service, and the monthly income potential for sleep consultants is promising. Working full-time, potential monthly income could range from approximately $6,000 to $15,000. Those that do this work part-time tend to yield monthly incomes between approximately $1,000 to $5,000. Income depends on a number of factors, and these ranges are offered for general informational purposes only.
Helping families to establish healthy sleep hygiene for their children is an important and rewarding service to offer. Given your current role, you are uniquely positioned to offer sleep support and can incorporate this offering into your existing business. Adding sleep consulting to your business as a postpartum professional would allow you to:
Becoming a Certified Sleep Consultant
Our CPSM Success Method is designed to set our students up for success as both a sleep consultant and a small business owner. This three-pronged approach allows you to:
CPSM provides a full-bodied curriculum that teaches multiple sleep training techniques. This will position you to master your craft, quickly build your expertise, and stand out in the crowd. You will graduate the program as a confident expert in the field, best positioned to support your clients as they achieve their desired results.
CPSM teaches a client-led approach that includes best practices for setting expectations and communicating with families. When you meet families with an acceptance mindset, there is a greater level of trust, which ultimately leads to long-term solutions. When your clients achieve success, they are more inclined to share your name with others.
CPSM offers the business-building tools needed to launch, grow, and eventually scale your sleep consulting business. Our curriculum includes training on sales, marketing, and business strategy. With ongoing mentorship and support via our social networking community, you will feel empowered to strengthen your entrepreneurial skills and achieve your personal goals.
The Virtual Model
The Sleep Training Methods
The major sleep training techniques included in the program are:
A Lifetime of Sleep Consulting
At the same time, to offer the best sleep consulting program available, we routinely update and add new content to the course to keep up with both sleep consulting and entrepreneurial topics. We offer these as an ongoing commitment to your professional development and encourage our graduates to take advantage of these opportunities to learn and improve their sleep support and business skills. CPSM notifies all of its students and graduates each time the course is updated, so you will never miss out on new content and additional learning opportunities.
Finally, your enrollment in the course includes a lifetime membership to our exclusive online community for students and graduates. Within that community, you will find additional support directly from CPSM (e.g., live video sessions), as well as an active community of members who support and encourage one another. You will always have this engaged community to offer encouragement and guidance at every step of your journey as a sleep consultant.
Hear From a CPSM Sleep Consultant Certification Course Graduate: