Hi, I’m Siranush (Sarah), a mama of two, Certified Sleep Consultant, and the founder of Luna Sleep Consulting. So, what does that mean exactly? Simply put, I work with parents to teach their little ones independent sleep skills so they can sleep through the night.
I came to this line of work by necessity and passion. I had been looking for my “calling” in life for a very long time and wanted to do something that combined my professional background with my love for working with families and children. I hold a Master’s degree in Psychology and spent many years as a Behavior Interventionist and Children’s Social Worker. In practice, I was exposed to children of all ages, backgrounds, and various levels of cognitive development, including children with Autism. It wasn’t until I had a little one of my own that I realized how difficult parenting really is, how much information is out there for parents, and how quickly things can get out of control.
My daughter Ellen was born premature at 32 weeks gestation. She stayed in the NICU for a few weeks and had to learn things such as breathing and swallowing. From the moment she came home, I did not take my eyes off her. Figuring out how to put her to sleep in a healthy way became very difficult. It first started with a pack and play next to my bed, but that quickly transitioned into her sleeping in the bed with my husband and me. This continued for 11 months! As I began working again our sleep situation left me exhausted! She had her own room and a crib, but almost a year had gone by and she was still sleeping in our bed. I read and researched as much as I could, but I wasn’t able to apply the information I was reading because I could not retain anything since I was so sleep deprived. I had lost all hope in solving my daughter’s sleep problems so I reached out to a certified sleep consultant and finally was able to effectively sleep train Ellen. By far, this is the BEST thing I have ever done for her, my husband, myself, and my family- I gave all of us the gift of sleep!
Sleep training my daughter completely changed my life! I had finally found something to incorporate my past experiences and passion to help parents and caregivers around the world! I flew out to Florida to be certified under the mentorship of Dana Obleman, renowned creator of Sleep Sense™, one of the most popular gentle sleep training programs in the world. I honestly feel as though this is what I was born to do and find great honor in helping others. All in all, my mission is to make sure that every baby is getting the sleep they need.