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"In Dr. Vyas we found a professional who actually listens to you."

Michelle Galeas-Pena, 7yo girl, New Orleans, LA

My 7 year old autistic child has had sleep issues since she was born. As she grew older, the issues became more disruptive, particularly during schooldays, where she would wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for a few hours, so by the time she had to go to school she was sleepy again. This was a real problem for her, she was tired all the time and unable to focus. Most pediatricians would give us general advice that, likely, would not work with children in the spectrum. In Dr. Vyas we found a professional who actually listens to you. She cared about every aspect of my child's day and based her approach on our specific lifestyle and her special needs, she provided us with advice that was tailored to our case. She helped us understand our child's sleep patterns a lot better, she gave us plans on what to do if her sleep didn't improve, she taught us how to appropriately track her sleep and how to understand her signs of sleepiness and how to help her rest, all this while keeping in mind my child's comfort, our own ability to adhere to the plan and her special needs and possible sources of her sleep issues. I recommend Dr. Vyas to anyone experiencing sleeping problems, but I would like to emphasize my recommendation to families with children in the spectrum because she really takes the time to learn about you before making any suggestions. Just by helping my child to rest during the day when we identified early signs of tiredness and modifying certain routines, my child was able to start sleeping better, but moreover, she provided insights about her sleep patterns that helped us ease our concerns and be less stressed about it, since we started to understand what to expect and how to help our child. She always offers solutions in case something doesn't work (and we have tried them a couple of times with most success). She is really caring. Our life has improved a lot, because a child that sleeps through the night is a happy child (and a rested and happy parent, too!). Thanks Dr. Vyas!!!

"Dr. Vyas was quick, supportive and informative when it came to our sleepless nights."

Aditi Vyas, 2 yo boy, Norwalk, CT

Working with Dr. Vyas was the best life saving experience yet, and I mean sanity saving for everyone surrounding me. My daughter, since the day she was born would only sleep for maximum 2 hours at a time. Her naps were 20mins maximum. After 8 months of sleepless nights, we reached out to Dr. Vyas after Rajan and Shelby Shah's recommendation. We should have reached out to her from day 1. Dr. Vyas was quick, supportive and informative when it came to our sleepless nights. She was so amazing that she thoroughly discussed the plan in with my in-laws. Wanting more support, she skyped with us and texted with us every day until we got into a rhythm with Arya's sleep cycle. There can be no price tag associated with this kind of amazing guidance and support. The sleep we and Arya are getting is priceless. We only wish we reached out earlier. I highly recommend Dr. Vyas to anyone with babies who do not sleep. As a physician myself, I thought Arya not sleeping through the night was going to last years, it only lasted til the day I called Dr. Vyas. Thank you Dr. Vyas for all your help and support. We will definitely reach out to you when we have our second child.

"Book her now!!!"

Deandria Magee Thompson, 12 mo boy, Jackson, MS

Dr Vyas is great!!! I was hesitant about sleep training initially, but she made the transition so easy for my little one, who now sleeps 10-12 hours. He was waking up every 3-4 hours for a cup! Now, if he does wake up, he'll go back to sleep without assistance!!! Book her now!!!

"We are so grateful to Sleepless in NOLA for unlocking the secret to successful sleep training. It’s an investment you won’t regret!"

Kiran Khalid, 15 mo girl, Houston, TX

We were at our breaking point when we reached out to Dr. Vyas. I knew her approach was effective because tired parents don’t lie and her reviews were phenomenal. What I doubted was whether she had met her match when she took our case. At the time, our daughter was 15 months old and seemingly impervious to any type of sleep training. We had attempted and succeeded for short spurts only to be demoralized by regressions and retraining that seemed futile. But with Dr. Vyas, the issue of sleep was examined so holistically, so methodically and with such attention to detail, that we knew this was an approach that could actually do the trick. Through her unwavering guidance, compassionate and comprehensive approach, our now almost two year old readily sleeps in her crib. That in and of itself was the first victory, but getting our evenings back and our child on a healthy sleep regimen has improved our quality of life in ways that only an exhausted parent at their wits end can relate to. We are so grateful to Sleepless in NOLA for unlocking the secret to successful sleep training. It’s an investment you won’t regret!

"Thank you #sleeplessinnola!! We love you!! We're so happy to hear that you are helping so many sleepless families all over this earth!"

Emili Segovia Krantz, 6 yo girl, Austin, TX

When my Isabel was 3 or 4 months old, I was sleepless in Austin, TX and called Dr. Vyas. She gave me some helpful tips and the best thing she told me was that Isa needed more sleep--that she wasn't hungry or needy, she just wanted more sleep. I have to say that I (slightly) doubted my good friend and doctor. But, I tried it and changed our schedule. And, now 5 years later, it's still true! A couple of nights a week, when schedules allow and we are able to put Isa in bed earlier than usual, she will go right to sleep (unlike if we put her to bed later, where she will take a longer time to fall asleep). She stays asleep longer in the morning and we all get better rest. I credit Dr. Vyas with my daughter's good sleeping habits. She's been telling us when she's stayed up too late in the evening and that she's ready for a couple of years now and we love it. Isa also is a unique needs child and had a long hospital stay and illness. These sleep routines that we already had in place were invaluable in the hospital and important to stick to when Isa really needed more rest. ,,,And it all started with a phone call made by a sleep deprived child and mother to her really good friend in New Orleans. Thank you #sleeplessinnola !! We love you!! We're so happy to hear that you are helping so many sleepless families all over this earth!

"We are so grateful to her [Dr Vyas] and would highly recommend her..."

Ann-Marie Donovan Moore, 12 mo twin girls, Slidell, LA

Wow, what can I say thankful{ly} we enlisted the help of Dr. Vyas. We have twin girls who are now 16 months old and we were struggling with only getting 2-3 hours before one twin would wake for another bottle. We started the journey and were surprised how quickly they were able to adapt and sleep through the night. We also travel a significant amount as I am from Ireland. I was very worried that when we changed time zones and were in another place that all of our hard work would be undone, but no, we were able to implement all of the tools Dr. Vyas gave us to allow my girls and their parents to continue to have a restful nights sleep. We are so grateful to her and would highly recommend her for helping our little ones sleep.

"Not only is he sleeping longer, he is sleeping more soundly."

Dr. Melanie Prince, 6 mo boy, Little Rock, AR

My husband and I called Dr. Vyas because our son was not a good sleeper and we were exhausted. With her advice we were able to make multiple small changes over time to improve his sleep without abruptly changing his routine. He now puts himself to sleep and sleeps 11-12h at night with 3-4.5h of naps during the day. Not only is he sleeping longer, he is sleeping more soundly. We highly recommend Sleepless in Nola.

"She [Dr Vyas] talked me off a cliff and we are now making progress."

Sandhya Devi Mani, 1 yo boy, New Orleans, LA

My child actually fell in a different category. I am lucky enough to have had a great infant sleeper. However Dr Vyas’ services don’t limit to the baby who doesn’t sleep from the beginning. She was there for me to discuss my 1 year old who suddenly was regressing. She discussed jet lag, growth spurts, calorie requirements and effects of illness with me. Sometimes it’s about reminding him of good habits and growing with him. She talked me off a cliff and we are now making progress. Thank you Dr Vyas!

"On top of our dear little one getting plenty of rest I noticed his behavioral problems during the day just stopped!"

Stephanie Montgomery, 5 mo boy, Slidell, LA

Our son was diagnosed as a high needs baby when he was 5 months old. To explain what this is he had severe separation anxiety and would only go to me and my husband no one else could hold him. High needs babies are super sensitive, spent days and nights with him just crying for hours straight. He was not a self soother and his sleep habits was horrible. He could sleep for 15 minutes in my arms of course and not need sleep for another 24 hours! Our son was demanding, un satisfied and unpredictable. This was also causing behavioral issues during the day. Car rides were exhausting as he would scream the entire time in the car to the point where he would vomit all over himself. My husband and I was just extremely exhausted and I could barely function day to day not to mention I was just stuck being in the house. Now at 7 months old my husband was on call at the hospital so I was left alone with him (48 hrs) for a few days for the first time ever. In those 48 hrs our son slept a total of 1.5 hrs and screamed the rest of the time for two days. I remember thinking to myself I would never be able to finish med school at this rate and just couldn't go husband walked thru the door and I was just holding him balling my eyes out. That was our final break down and we knew we had to do something. We did ALOT of research on sleep training and came across Dr. Vyas and Sleepless in NOLA. We contacted her right away and started the process. Dr. Vyas provided us with a 3 hr consult to get to know our dear little one better. At the end of this consult we had a feeding/nap schedule in hand so for the next two weeks we stuck to this plan and held our son for every nap to catch him up on his sleep before we did the implementation weekend. So it was finally here implementation weekend...Dr. Vyas was right there with us thru this whole process. Our little one cried and aborted every single nap the first day for 13 hrs! We expected that as his parents he is not a quitter when it came to crying. It was hard he was so exhausted and fussy but we stuck to her rules and did not give in to him. Finally a miracle happened on day his bed time interval on this day he finally fell asleep in his crib and wait for it...slept for 10.5 hrs straight that night!!! My husband and myself was just amazed and could not believe it! We continued the process with Dr. Vyas and by day 3 our son was taking three naps a day and sleeping 10-12 hours at bedtime!! Not only was he sleeping he stopped crying himself to sleep and learned to self soothe himself back to sleep when he would awake at night. On top of our dear little one getting plenty of rest I noticed his behavioral problems during the day just stopped! He no longer was crying in the car and he let family had home for the first time ever. He was just an all around happier baby. Dr. Vyas we can not think you enough for everything and for giving us our life back!

"Dr Vyas looked at all aspects of her routine and sleep environment to provide truly personalized advice on how to improve her sleep."

Cassie Peters 26 mo girl, Washington DC

My daughter had a couple of sleep issues that Dr. Vyas helped us address through two separate email consultations. I appreciated that Dr Vyas looked at all aspects of her routine and sleep environment to provide truly personalized advice on how to improve her sleep. We were able to implement some changes immediately and are happy to report she almost always sleeps all night now. Dr Vyas responded quickly and thoroughly. She gave us the confidence we needed to consistently implement a sleep training plan we were comfortable with. I also appreciated that Dr Vyas offered a range of services and didn't try to sell us something we didn't need- she suggested the least expensive option that would address our child's needs. I highly recommend Dr Vyas and plan to work with her again to get my second child sleeping soundly as well.

"Thank you so much for your help and reassurance."

Michelle Rios, 3 mo boy. Los Angeles, CA

My 3 month old was sleeping in a swing as a last resort and that wasn't even working anymore. My daughter is now in a crib which is a huge relief for me. She's taking quality naps and sleeping better at night. Thank you so much for your help and reassurance.

"Dr Vyas is a miracle worker! She was constantly helping us troubleshoot all of the sleep issues that cropped up with our "strong willed" baby."

Dr Sarah Shalev, 4mo boy, Healdsburg, CA

Dr. Vyas is a miracle worker! When I went back to work full time, my 4-month-old baby was waking up multiple times per night to nurse and resisting naps almost completely during the day. My husband and I were so tired we could barely function and were worried that inadequate sleep was impacting our son's behavior and development. I read a bunch of sleep books and spoke to our Pediatrician and friends for advice, but as I first-time mom, I found it challenging to coach our nanny from afar. With Dr. Vyas's support, our son began to sleep through the night within a few days and started to take 3-4 naps per day shortly thereafter. Now he looks forward to nap time. Dr. Vyas was so devoted to helping our family get good sleep. She was constantly helping us troubleshoot all of the sleep issues that cropped up with our "strong willed" baby.

"I’m happy to say that bedtime is now one of the easiest parts of the day."

Troy Ritter, 6 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

Dr Vyas helped us get our 6 month old daughter to sleep through the night. My daughter had colic really bad, and the only thing that gave her any comfort was to nurse. After a lot of frustration and six sleepless months, we reached out to Dr Vyas for assistance. She helped us with a plan and gave us the confidence we needed to pull through a very tough time. I’m happy to say that bedtime is now one of the easiest parts of the day. Thanks Dr Vyas!

"It's miraculous and I have Dr. Vyas to thank!"

Ondina C. Mendoza, 20 mo boy, New Olreans, LA

Earlier this spring Dr. Vyas assisted us in developing a sleep plan for our strong willed munchkin. With so much work stress for me and my husband, we seriously eased into the implementation phase of the plan. I decided to finally pull the trigger last week. I weened the little one and we have had him successfully sleeping the whole way through in his crib--during naps and at night! It's miraculous and I have Dr. Vyas to thank!

"She created for us a very customized plan specific to our daughters needs"

Susan Seagren 6mo girl, New Orleans, LA

A month ago our 6 month old daughter was sleeping in our room, spending ½ the night in the swing and waking up multiple times a night to nurse or for a pacifier. We had created so many sleep “crutches” we didn’t know where to start in order to eliminate them! Now she is sleeping in her own room in a crib and (usually) sleeping through the night! Working with Dr. Vyas was extremely educational. We could not believe how much we didn’t know about children’s sleep. She created for us a very customized plan specific to our daughters needs and was very hands on. We felt well guided throughout the process. She was extremely responsive and patient with all of our questions. For us, it wasn’t a quick fix but appreciated her gradual, holistic approach that enables you to first better understand your child’s sleep cues, feeding and sleeping schedule. Well worth the money and just wish we had done it sooner! Thank you!

"Only 3 weeks in and everyone is sleeping better and happier!"

Ginny Smith Stegner, 5 wk boy, Fort Worth, TX

We consulted with Dr. Vyas when our son was 5 weeks old. Our goal was to have a game plan to create a solid foundation for good sleep (and also sleep through the night when he’s ready). The consult included my husband and it was SO important for both of us to be on that call. We are on the same page and have a much better understanding after talking to Dr. Vyas. She patiently answered all of our questions and provided valuable insight. Only 3 weeks in and everyone is sleeping better and happier! Dr. Vyas set us up with a fool proof sleep plan and we are so thankful! At least once a day one of says... “What would Dr. Vyas say?” and back to the sleep plan we go for reference. I highly recommend getting a game plan early on with Dr. Vyas if you are first time parents who want a strategy and piece of mind that you WILL sleep again.

"What a blessing for the whole family"

Liz Brugier, 2 yo boy, Metairie, LA

Dr Vyas helped us decipher what our super stubborn two year old needed to get him to eat better and sleep through the night. He had been a poor sleeper since birth and a big time grazer never wanting to eat a full meal - just snack all of the time. She emphasized cutting down on snacks and gave us all sorts of suggestions on gadgets and tips and tricks to getting him to sleep better. What a blessing for the whole family - we are no longer zombies snapping at each other all of the time!

"She empowered us to teach our son to put himself to sleep."

Thalia Reisin Ziffer 6 mo boy, Metairie, LA

When our six month old went from three hour stretches to multiple middle of the night wake-ups, we called Dr. Vyas for help. She empowered us to teach our son to put himself to sleep. He is now sleeping through the night, and we're so thankful for her help!

"She was calm and reassuring."

Suma Sangisetty Maddox, 8 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Dr. V returned my frantic message same day. She was calm and reassuring, and we developed a plan together which was very helpful. I’m a physician mother of 3, and we were able to help my little Kingston get to sleep without any struggles or crying. I’m so grateful!

"Dr. Vyas has many tools we need that are simple and practical."

Mahershala Ali, 10 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

With warm Southern hospitality Dr. Vyas made a same day house call, right before a winter trip to cold NY. Our daughter had her first cold and we saw symptoms that were new to us as first time parents. Happily our daughter was fine but be walked away with a rich resource about better sleep rituals, feeding, and learning the cues of our little one better. We are excited for our upcoming consultation and feel Dr. Vyas has many tools we need that are simple and practical. Mahershala and Amatus Ali 10 mo girl, New Orleans LA

"A long overdue review for my hero!"

Carrie Parker, 7 mo girl & triplets, Dallas, TX

A long overdue review for my hero (😊), Dr Vyas, aka Sleepless In NOLA. So many people ask “how do you do it” with triplets and we are only sane because they sleep! When we first told people we were having triplets, all we heard over and over was "oh, you'll never sleep again". It was annoying, but I knew better. Why? Because we had a tool in our toolbox that I knew would work again. We called Dr. Vyas (Sleepless in NOLA) when Charley was 7 months old and she slept 12 hrs the first night and was fully sleep trained taking multiple naps a day by day 4. She is 3 1/2 and still sleeps 12 hrs and naps 1 1/2-3 hrs. We knew 3 babies in the same room would be more work, but we implemented as much as we knew to on our own from Dr. V to help the babies sleep as much as possible before they were old enough, or weighed enough, to be sleep trained. We had them sleeping 10-7 pretty quickly, then 7-7 with a quick "dream feed" at 10:00. We knew the hard part was going to come when we transitioned them from our rooms in rock n plays to their own cribs and we were right. So, we made the call to Dr. Vyas again and were off to the races. We had to try a few different things, and it may have taken a little longer to get all 3 in sync and sleeping through each other's noise, but it worked. There was so much less crying that I anticipated. They have been sleeping 12 hours a night since February (6 months old) and they still take multiple naps as they should until they wake at 4:00PM. Talk about a game changer! To say Dr. Vyas has changed our lives is an understatement. She's changed the lives of our kids as well. Once Charley started sleeping 12 hrs, I felt so much guilt for how much sleep she WASN'T getting before. I know we have established good sleeping patterns for life for them. I hear people all the time say "he/she is just not a good sleeper" and that is probably true. I think you are just lucky if you have a baby that sleeps great that hasn't been trained. Babies have to be taught how to sleep and if you stick to the individual plan Dr. Vyas writes up for you, I think just about any kid out there can be trained. As someone who has THREE babies in the same room sleeping 12 hrs a night, I feel like I have earned a slight right to say that. 🙂 There are a lot of "sleep trainers" out there, but I doubt you'll find many who are pediatricians. Dr. Vyas saw such a need for helping families that she now does sleep consulting full time. She is located in NOLA but has helped us virtually, and can do the same for any of you. She can help from 4 months to 21 years, and even helps pregnant mommas! If your kids aren't sleeping, don't wait. It is the best money we've ever spent...EVER.

"Dr. Vyas helped get us/her back on track"

Annie Langlois Ponceti, 4yo girl, Baton Rouge,LA

Our 4 year old was always a pretty good sleeper. We have had quiet a few changes recently and she was waking at night. Some nights she would call for me or cry out. Other nights, she would come in our room. Dr Vyas helped get us / her back on track. We have celebrated many victories, the last being her sleeping, without waking me, for 6 nights in a row! Thank you, Dr. Vyas, we are finally getting some sleep!

"We love Sleepless in NOLA!"

Dr Pia Chowdry, 9 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

We were desperate when we went to Dr. Vyas for sleep help! Our daughter did not like to sleep on her own and it was certainly taking a toll on myself and my husband. Dr Vyas was so incredibly patient and understanding of our situation. She created a unique plan catered to our specific needs. She stood by us and was always available whenever we had any questions. Our daughter now sleeps through the night and we are so immensely grateful to Dr. Vyas and her dedication. We love sleepless in nola!

"Our daughter's sleep habits were completely transformed."

Brittany Gowland Hall, 4mo girl, Old Metairie, LA

With help from Dr. Vyas, our daughter's sleep habits were completely transformed. Going back to work after maternity to leave was difficult enough, but doing it in a sleepless fog was nearly impossible. Within two weeks, our then 4 month old went from only napping in my arms and waking multiple times throughout the night to napping in her crib and sleeping 12 hours at night. Our initial consultation was 4 months ago, and I still reach our to her for her expert advice. I appreciate her input at every step of our daughter's development. We are a well rested family now!

"Dr. Vyas was very patient with us."

Jessica Richard, 12 mo girl, LaPlace, LA

With Dr. Vyas' help & guidance, our 1 year old went from nursing every 2-3 hours during the night and fighting naps to sleeping a full 12 hours a night! We had so much to work on including breaking the nurse to sleep association, getting enough nap time in during the day, and self-soothing. Dr. Vyas was very patient with us while we implemented changes gradually & helped us adjust the plan along the way to fit our own pace. Even though we chose to go through the process more slowly, it only took us 2 months to implement all the changes. Looking back after those 2 months, we were amazed at how our lives had changed! Now we have an amazing sleeper who tells us when she is ready to get in bed & go to sleep on her own! She sleeps 12 hours a night in addition to napping 1.5- 2 hours once or twice a day. Thanks so much Dr. Vyas! We couldn't have done it without you!

"I thought mine was a hopeless case."

Elizabeth Holt, 4 yo girl, New Orleans, LA

When I finally broke down and called Dr. Vyas at the suggestion of my pediatrician, I thought mine was a hopeless case. My 4 y.o. had stopped sleeping through the night at 18 months, so nearly three years of nightly interrupted sleep had me at my wit's end. And even though my child would wake at least once a night wanting the comfort of a parent nearby to fall back asleep, we had a reliable nighttime routine and she fell asleep relatively easily -- it was confounding! I waffled between fighting the situation and giving into it in hopes she would outgrow the wake-ups "any day now". I was sure we had put off dealing with it for too long and our child was too old to break her habit. I'm pleased to say I couldn't have been more wrong. Dr. Vyas called me within the day I contacted the website, and her reassurances that our family could do this and would get through it together had an immediate calming effect. With Dr. Vyas' helpful direction, we communicated with our daughter a set of goals with a simple timeline she could understand and appropriate rewards for self-soothing when she awoke alone. I especially liked this approach for it's gentle-yet-effective positive empowerment and constant reassurances of trust. And now I am pleased and amazed to say our 4 y.o. has woken us only once in the past month! Her confidence and pride in being a "big girl" is a lovely result as well. Thank you so much , Dr. Vyas, I can't recommend your services enough!

"Dr Vyas is a gem."

Dr Elizabeth Foley Bucher, 8 wk boy, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Vyas helped us get our infant on a routine that helped him get the sleep he needed during the day so he could go longer stretches at night, which I desperately needed in order to go back to work. With an older child still under 2, I was having a hard time focusing on the baby and his cues. Dr Vyas spent a lot of time with me understanding our days and nights and what was working and not working. The baby responded well to the routine she proposed for him and that made our lives more predictable and less sleep deprived! Dr Vyas has such a calm and kind and pleasant demeanor and that goes a long way when you're a sleep deprived crazy mom. She was so responsive to my follow up questions and troubleshooting needs and I really felt like she was genuinely concerned about our baby and family, even though I know she's busy helping many families at once. Altogether professional, compassionate, competent, smart, knowledgeable, and kind, Dr Vyas is a gem and I'm so glad she's here doing this great work!

"Dr Vyas was a miracle worker!"

Beth Sarbeck Spreen, 8mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Dr vyas was a miracle worker around my house! Our baby was not sleeping and barely napping. This was creating a super sleepy and cranky household for the entire family. Dr vyas worked with us and helped us figure out a plan that worked to get our 10 month old to take sufficient naps and to finally get him sleeping through the night. He goes to sleep now without fussing and wakes up a happy baby! We are so thankful for all of her help!

"You can't put a price on a good night's sleep."

Gabriella Franscescon, 2 and 4 yo boys, Lakeview, LA

If you're reading this, I don't have to express to you how desperate we were to get some rest. When we contacted Dr. Vyas, my boys were 2.5 years old and 4 years old. They both slept in my bed, both had to be laid with until they were asleep which sometimes took up to an hour and a half! They would wake up soon after I left the room which gave me pretty much no time to myself or with my husband in the evenings. My goals with Dr. Vyas were to get my kids to sleep at least half of the night in their own room and for me to not have to lay with them in order for them to fall asleep. She came to our house and spent about 4 hours asking questions about our issues and current routines. She taught us the science behind sleep and wake cycles. Everything she was saying started click! She was already well versed and experienced in every obstacle we were facing! I was super confident and excited to get started after our meeting. She was easily accessible via phone, text, and email during our implementation. We had minimal tears from our little one and NONE from our older one. They sleep the entire night in their own room without waking even once! Everyone wakes up so refreshed and happy to see each other now whereas before we were exhausted, grouchy, and touched out! I wish I would have done it sooner! You can't put a price on a good night's sleep and if you're a sleep deprived parent, you know that! Thank you thank you thank you Dr. Vyas!!!!

UPDATE: "Mason has been in his bed for about a week and a half. They are both sleeping completely through the night and waking up at a good time. Maddox is napping everyday with no resistance. I'm still kind of in disbelief that they're happily in their own beds. Thank you so much. You have no idea what you've done for our family and our bond with our children. Bed time is not a stressful, looming, agonizing process and I always thought it would be".

"My goodness, I get to go hang with the hubbs!"

Melissa Showalter Jurisich, 4 and 5 yo girls, Meraux, LA

It's been almost 3 years since I've bathed at night. Mainly because I fall asleep putting the girls to bed because it used to take 3 hours for them to go to sleep and needed to be with me etc. And then if they did fall asleep ok I wouldn't want to shower next to them in fear I'd wake them up. I cannot begin to explain how easy it was to put them in bed at 7 tonight and they were asleep by 7:30 at the latest. It is extremely tough to be so strict and consistent but my goodness, I get to go hang with the hubbs, eat dinner and get some work done before 1am.

"Instead of only focusing on sleep, we can focus on just enjoying him."

Laura Whittaker, 9 mo boy, Houston, TX

Dr. Vyas transformed our 10-month old's sleep habits. Our son was waking up almost every hour at night and resisting naps; most days, we felt like we were struggling from one nap to the next. Dr. Vyas created a custom plan just for our family, explained the reasoning behind everything and patiently stuck with us throughout the whole process. Our son is sleeping through the night now and doesn't resist naps. Instead of only focusing on sleep, we can focus on just enjoying him. Thank you so much Dr Vyas : )

UPDATE: Benjamin is still sleeping through the night, and most times walks into his room when he is tired, for naps and at bedtime. Greg and I often talk about how you transforming Benj's sleep patterns has given our family happiness back - now we can just focus on the enjoyment of raising our little guy, not stressing from one nap to the next. I just thought you should know that : ) Can't thank you enough! Laura & Greg Whittaker

"[Dr Vyas'] program was a complete success."

Jose Rodriguez, 10 mo boy, Washington, DC

My wife and I cannot say enough good things about Dr Vyas. Her program was a complete success, worked exactly as she said it would and restored sanity to two very tired parents. When we called her, our son would not sleep more than a few consecutive hours at night and rarely took any naps during the day. No one was ever rested in our house. We were desperate. Dr Vyas was able to provide some preliminary guidance after our initial call which we implemented right away and were surprised to see immediate results. After we received our full sleep plan we followed all of the Dr's orders and within a few days had a baby that would sleep 10-12 hours per night and would consistently take two naps per day. After following Dr Vyas guidance for just a few weeks our son consistently sleeps 12 hours per night and has a consistent nap schedule. Best of all he never cries at being put down to sleep. Throughout the process Dr Vyas was very supportive and quick to reply to texts and emails. We have recommended her to all of our friends with small children and those who are expecting.

"There can be no price tag associated with this kind of amazing guidance."

Dr Vivek Patel, 9 mo girl, Norwalk, CT

Working with Dr. Vyas was the best life saving experience yet, and I mean sanity saving for everyone surrounding me. My daughter, since the day she was born, would only sleep for maximum 2 hours at a time. Her naps were 20mins maximum. After 8 months of sleepless days and nights, we reached out to Dr. Vyas after Rajan and Shelby Shah's recommendation. Dr. Vyas was quick, supportive and informative when it came to our sleepless nights. She was so amazing that she thoroughly discussed the plan with my in-laws. As we wanted more support, she skyped with us and texted with us every day until we got into a rhythm with Arya's sleep cycle. There can be no price tag associated with this kind of amazing guidance. The sleep we and Arya are getting is priceless. We only wish we had reached out earlier. I highly recommend Dr. Vyas to anyone with babies who do not sleep--at any age. As a physician myself, I thought Arya not sleeping through the night was going to last years, but the insomnia only lasted until the day we booked an appt. with Dr. Vyas. Thank you Dr. Vyas for all your help and support!! We will definitely reach out to you when we have our second child.

"We discussed everything from eating to playing to electronics."

Steve Herman, 12 mo girl, Orlando, FL

Dr. Vyas gave us an extensive & comprehensive approach to sleep training. We discussed everything from eating to playing to electronics etc. With her guidance, we were able to develop a personalized plan and successfully sleep train our daughter, making for a happy family! We continue to use her methodologies in our day-to-day routine. Thank you Dr. Vyas! Steve & Daniela

"The plan from Dr. Vyas worked beautifully."

Katie Caswell Cambre, 2 yo boy, Lakeview, LA

My two year old slept great his first year. Once the toddler years came around, he became very strong-willed in all aspects, including sleep. By his two year birthday, he was still demanding to be rocked or bounced to sleep. We transitioned him out of the crib, unsuccessfully, because he then required either me or my husband to lay with him until he fell asleep, which would take 30 minutes to an hour. He then began waking 2-3 times a night. He was exhausted, and as a result, his wake times suffered - he threw tantrums, did not eat well, and his language was delayed. The plan from Dr. Vyas worked beautifully. He now happily gets into bed at nap time and night time and goes straight to bed after a story and a kiss. It was a long road, but the plan held me accountable in the tough moments. All the work was completely worth it!

"[Dr Vyas] was a lifesaver."

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, 15 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

We had the opportunity to work with Dr. Vyas [while] in New Orleans and she was a lifesaver. Our daughter had an ear infection and we were amidst the tricky decision of switching from two naps a day to one a day. We were also in a foreign house in a different time zone and struggling with settling a new sleep pattern. Dr. Vyas jumped to the ready and helped us through the transition. She gave us the confidence to have conviction around our decisions and navigate a tough period. I highly recommend Sleepless In NOLA for anyone looking for some shut-eye with young ones.

"Dr. Vyas has been wonderful."

Dr Kate Debiec, 7 mo boy, Seattle, WA

Dr. Vyas has been wonderful for helping us figure out how to get our sweet 8 month old to go the f%?! to sleep! We have an unusual situation with a lot of different caregivers and a two doctor household (meaning things like overnight call). She called me back within 10 minutes of my initial SOS contact and then spent several hours with us on the phone (we live on the other side of the country) for our initial consult. She was part marriage counselor in that she helped my husband and I to navigate our differences in philosophies about how to get our baby to sleep. She helped both of us feel comfortable and also wrote out such a detailed plan that all of our caregivers were able to follow along. She has been helpful in responding to our questions as we have been fine tuning his schedule. Our baby is now sleeping 12 hours at night and can be put down easily for naps (and seems happier to be finally getting quality sleep). Prior to her help, he was getting up 3-5 times per night and had to be rocked to be able to nap. We've gone from Sleepless in Seattle to Well Rested in Seattle and it's been fantastic! Contact her if you want to get the sleep you and your family need!

"We were given the tools to sleep train her before bad habits were created."

Shannon Bernard Bourg, 4 wk girl, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Vyas is a great resource for parents! She was recommend by a friend (who is also a doctor). I reached out to her while expecting our daughter and she gave us really great advice on how we should set up our nursery for the best sleep possible. When our daughter was four weeks old Dr. Vyas made a house call to discuss our sleep goals, understand our lifestyle, meet the baby & to see the nursery. She gave us suggestions on how to tweak the nursery for optimal sleep and created a plan for us. Our daughter adapted very well to the plan & Dr. Vyas was readily available for guidance as we implemented her plan. We were given the tools to sleep train her properly and effectively before bad habits were created. She learned to self soothe herself easily to sleep with little to no fuss. By the time I went back to work at 8 weeks, our baby had only one feeding during the night & because she could self soothe we were back in bed in about 20 minutes. She is now almost six months old and is still doing well. We had to make a couple of tweaks due to teething and no more swaddling but Dr Vyas helped us with this transition too.

"CALL her. You will NOT regret it!"

Niki Newhouse, 16 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

I spoke with Dr. Vyas and she empowered and inspired me to do the sleep training, I wanted to do, I've done before and needed to do again. She is very helpful and understanding and truly just wants to help you! If you are having any trouble helping your kids learn to sleep. CALL her. You will NOT regret it! Truly life changing.

"[T]he experience truly was life-changing!"

Carol Foster (Perez), Update, 15 mo girl, Metairie, LA

Had to share: Daniella is now 15 months and last night she was cranky. It was only 7 but I went ahead and asked Are you ready to make deaux deaux?" She shakes her head yes and runs to her room?????? Thanks to you even she knows when she is tired and LOVES to sleep now! Thank YOU for changing our lives!!"

"When we hit 4 months of NO sleep, I was delirious and angry. It was effecting our bonding and my husband and I were miserable."

Robin Bordelon Borne, 5 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Our first child/ daughter was a breeze! She slept through the night at 5 weeks and I thought I was am expert mom. HA! Enter George... when we hit 4 months of NO sleep, I was delirious and angry. It was affecting our bonding and my husband and I were miserable. I think I emailed Dr Vyas at like 3 am. She came over and assessed our situation. She was able to give us amazing feedback on things we needed to tweak. George responded beautifully. Her advice was clear, thorough, and my husband and I were on the same page with the same goal. She was the coach we needed to be a successful team. Our dialogue continues as he grows and I am so appreciative!

"My husband and I feel that she is truly invested in our success."

Adrienne Lolan Frischhertz, 6 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

A review from @Adrienne Frischhertz about her second baby: Dr. Vyas helped us tremendously with my first child. She was still waking frequently at almost 18 months and my husband and I (and our daughter!) were beyond exhausted. When my second daughter was born, we were confident that she would be a better sleeper, or at least that we'd be better prepared to help her. And then she WASN'T a sleeper and she didn't respond to the same interventions our first daughter did. Dr. Vyas helped us to understand and respect her differences, and has worked tirelessly with us to make changes that help us all as a family. She is super knowledgeable, very kind, yet firm when we need it to see success. My husband and I feel that she is truly invested in our success- she continues to check in on us! If you are considering working with her, just do it! You'll be amazed at the support and confidence she will give you!

"I was hesitant about paying because I thought my daughter would eventually get better and I'd get it on my own, but I definitely needed the help and it was worth the price."

Bria Pate, 6 mo girl, Zachary, LA

Dr. Vyas is amazing! I was hesitant about paying because I thought my daughter would eventually get better and I'd get it on my own, but I definitely needed the help and it was worth the price. My daughter was 6 months old still waking up every 2-3 hours throughout, cranky throughout the day with only 2 very short naps. With Dr. Vyas' help she's now sleeping 11 hours at night, only waking up once, and taking 1.5-2 hour naps all day. Dr. Vyas helped me recognize her cues for sleep, which makes it much easier with less fuss. She was also very sweet, helpful and was there to help throughout the whole process.

"My 20 month old complained for 3 minutes and then was asleep."

Elena Mravlag, 20 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

Thanx to Dr Vyas, our 20-month-old daughter learnt how to fall asleep on her own. Nap time and bedtime used to take 45 mins of cuddles until she fell asleep, but with her advice, she was in bed in 10 mins ?? which allowed my husband and I to have nice dinners together! Sharing the amazing news : nap time - read the book, sang a song and cuddle for 5 mins and put her in the crib half awake. She complained about 3 mins and now asleep !!! Yay. Before I had to give her a bottle and cuddle for 20 mins and wait till she was fully asleep before putting her in the crib.

"Our little guy was a disaster when it came to sleep."

Anupriya Gupta Desai, 7 mo boy, Lafayette, LA

After having been successful with our older child and sleep - we thought we would have no issues with our son 2 years later. Boy were we wrong! Our little guy was a disaster when it came to sleep - co-sleeping, feeding all night long, you name it. Nilong was so patient with us, and really explained the sleep needs of a child his age (9 months!) so that we could get on a routine - gently - with him. She stayed with us through many upsets too - colds, ear infections - and we patiently worked together to get him sleeping through the night. Highly highly recommend Sleepless in NOLA - can't thank her enough for giving us the gift of sleep!

"Dr. Vyas understands what parents go through."

Kajal Desai, 5 mo boy, Pearland, TX

If you are reading all of the reviews you have already heard that the sleep plan is great and that most if not all kids begin sleeping through the night. We too have seen this and are so happy to know that even when off his schedule, our little one gets right back on within 2-3 days. What I wanted to talk more about is Dr. Vyas's personable approach and direct but respectful and empathetic way of helping you understand your child's behavior and needs. I really had a hard time agreeing to "sleep training" and the thought of hearing my child cry to sleep was something I could not bear. We initially tried going in in increments but could sense that our little stubborn dude was getting more and more riled up. That's when Dr. Vyas explained to me that some babies are different and he may need one night of a long cry to figure it out. But most importantly she took the time to explain to me what he was dealing with and that he would be ok. Seeing things from the baby's perspective instead of hanging on to how horrible it made me feel, was something I needed. She helped me see the light that sometimes we have to push through the tough parts of parenting to experience better days for all of us. After one horrible night of 2 hours of crying, each night it was less and less until he was sleeping with a mere whine here and there by day 4. My baby went from sleeping a TOTAL of 9-10 hours a day (including nights) to sleeping 14-16 hours a day. He went from taking no naps or cat naps to taking 2 GOOD naps at relatively the same time each day. I finally know what it's like to be able to work around his schedule because he actually has a schedule! Dr. Vyas understands what parents go through and that parents need support while going through this. You may find a plan in a book or on the internet but what you won't find is someone to turn to at any time of day to help you through it. That to me is the hardest part and what I appreciate most about our using this service. I highly recommend it!

PRE-IMPLEMENTATION 12/2/15: I have to say that while we haven't even started the full sleep program, even the small changes in my behavior and how I was approaching my 4 month old's sleep have made a huge difference! Thank you, Nilong, for helping me realize that while I thought he just needed me to sleep he actually just wanted his independence but was scared. This was my first big lesson in motherhood and I'm so grateful to you!

"Sleepless in NOLA was amazing."

Heather Riccobono, 11 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Sleepless in Nola was amazing. My first son was mr easy and I thought I had it all figured out until my second came along. Night had become the most dreaded time of every day. He would scream inconsolably until he threw up almost every night. And then he'd wake a million times in the night and often throw up again. I hadn't slept more than 2 hrs in about 6 months. By the 3rd night of implementing the sleep plan, life was completely different. I could put him in bed, walk out and know that was it til morning. He'd still wake every now and then but it would only b for a few minutes and he would put himself back to sleep. Putting him to bed at night has literally gone from terrifying and frustrating to the most peaceful time with him. He's 11 months now and I bring him to his room, rock him for a little bit while he laughs and plays in my arms til I lay him down wide awake and happy. 11 hrs later he wakes up and plays in his bed for about 30 minutes laughing til I go take him out. Sleepless in Nola changed our lives. Thank you

"Dr. Vyas is wonderful to work with!"

Katie Milazzo Griffith, 14 mo boy, Metairie, LA

Dr. Vyas is wonderful to work with! She takes time to learn about your child, your family, and your needs. She develops a very thorough report and is there to offer support throughout the whole process. Our 14 month old had only slept through the night a handful of times but with Dr. Vyas' help, he is napping and sleeping 12 hours each night in his own bed!!

"My husband and I were at our wits end."

Dr Tatiana Morales Greene, 4 mo boy, Bainbridge, WA

AMAZING results! My son was walking up 2-5 times per night, and sometimes staying up for a couple hours at a time. My husband and I were at our wits end. Then we worked with Dr Vyas and implemented a plan just as she laid out. The first day was hard on everyone, but by that night, my 7month old put himself to sleep in the crib and slept for 12 hours! And he has continued to do that every day since! My only regret is that we didn't do it sooner!

"[Dr Vyas] was wonderful!"

Dr Ivania Maritza Rizo, 4 mo girl, Birmingham , AL

Dr. Vyas was great. She helped us get our baby in a routine and finally sleep a great stretch at night. She was attentive, compassionate, and available. She continues to check in on us and make sure we are still doing well. She was wonderful!

"It's a miracle!"

Rachael DePauw, 3 1/2 yo girl & 16 mo girl, New Orleans LA

I am so happy that I decided to work with Dr Vyas. Our family was struggling with 2 children with various sleep issues, and Sleepless in NOLA created a plan that worked with our family's needs. She's very knowledgeable and accommodating. Our littlest child, now 16 months, sleeps 12-13 hours a night with no wake-ups. It's a miracle! I only wish that I would have sought out her sooner to help us with our 3 1/2 year old!

"Dr. Vyas set us on the right path."

Caroline Good, 12 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

Amazing progress as soon as we implemented her detailed instructions. We had a baby that slept 12 hours a night starting at six weeks, but then started waking up around six months. It got to the point we were in there every two hours. Dr. Vyas set us on the right path and by Day 2 we weren't having any more wake-ups. She gave us helpful tips about feeding was very available until we were on track.

"Dr Vyas helped us develop an approach that we were comfortable with."

Daniella Silberstein, 15 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

With some excellent advice from Dr Vyas, we taught our 16-month-old, who still had to be rocked to sleep, how to go to bed on her own in only 3 nights. We had been terrified of biting the bullet and employing any form of cry it out but Dr Vyas helped us develop an approach that we were comfortable with and it worked wonders for us!

"As a physician and third-time mother, I really thought I had it all figured out."

Dr Mara Haseltine, 5 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

As a physician and third-time mother, I really thought I had it all figured out. Then I had my third child and she really threw us for a loop! What worked for my other children did not work for her, and we were really at a loss. She was cranky, never wanted to sleep, and ALWAYS wanted to be held. She was also sleeping more poorly through the night as she got older. I felt bad ever leaving anyone else to take care of her bc she was such a little handful! When my baby was 5 months, I met with Dr. Vyas and she listened to me intently about our situation and asked questions in a non-judgmental way. Dr. Vyas gave me a clear, concise plan - my first thought was 'this is never going to work for THIS baby.' We instituted it the next day and it worked like a DREAM! I thought SURELY that she would cry when I put her in her crib for naps like she had previously...she simply cooed and went to sleep! Every time!! I had been missing all of her cues and she had previously been so over tired!! Everyone was happier...most of all - the baby! Now she is all smiles and giggles and goes down for naps and bedtime without a fuss! She is sleeping SO MUCH better at night time. Dr. Vyas has been available for questions and even checked in with me frequently to check on our implementation. She was always quick with a logical, effective answer to any of my questions. I would HIGHLY recommend Sleepless in NOLA to anyone that is Sleepless because of a baby like I was!!

"Our son came out of the womb a terrible sleeper."

Dr Courtney Mangus, 7 mo boy, Baltimore, MD

Our 7 month old son came out of the womb a terrible sleeper. He could never settle between night feeds and would only nap if held or moving in the car or stroller. I had very little hope that anyone could help us but my husband and I were desperate and very sleep deprived. Dr. Vyas was incredibly helpful. Her initial consultation was thorough and the written plan she sent us was detailed yet straightforward. She helped us learn to recognize our son's sleep cues and to get him on a schedule. The actual process was not too painful - a little crying but much less than when we had tried to "cry it out" in the past. After just a few days he was settling in to his new routine without much fuss. He is napping now 3 times a day (in his crib without any coaxing) and 12 hours at night. We are all much happier and very well-rested as a result. I am very grateful to Dr. Vyas and would use her services again!

"​Don't wait if you need help!"

Allie Durham, 6 mo boy, Virginia Beach, VA

Our 7 month old son had never slept a full night in his life. He would wake up very often and was unable to go back to sleep on his own. So we would feed him, rock him, bounce him, put him into our bed, anything to get him to sleep. A lot of times I slept sitting up with him because his reflux was so bad. Once we got him on the correct medicine/dosage he visibly felt better (we could actually lay him down without him arching and screaming), but the habits were already formed. I wasn't able to go at it alone and found help from Dr. Vyas at Sleepless in Nola. She wrote an entire plan just for Parker and his sleep problems/habits. We no longer feed or rock him to sleep AND he is no longer in our bed. He goes to bed at 6:30pm and sleeps until 6am in his own crib. I get to spend quiet time with my husband or just alone, and that has really helped me keep my sanity wink emoticon. We are still working on our daytime naps and other areas, but his progress is undeniable. We are now getting a full nights rest and feel like humans again! Parker is waking up happy and alert too! Don't wait if you need help! Dr. Vyas answered every question I had and gave me the confidence to help Parker sleep better. She is so kind and helps you every step of the way. It is the best thing we have ever done and we are only a week out from implementing the training plan! Thank you so much Sleepless in Nola!

"Her program has improved our family life exponentially."

Jess Carpenter, 3 yo girl, New Orleans, LA

Our 3 year old lost the confidence to go to sleep on her own after a long distance move. After sitting in the rocking chair while she fell asleep for 2-3 hours every night for 8 months, we called Dr Vyas. The Sleepless in Nola plan custom made for us was 6 weeks but our daughter started going to sleep on her own at 5 weeks! We highly recommend Dr Vyas' because along with expert sleep advice, Dr Vyas who is also a pediatrician was able to give us parenting advice from every perspective including allergy relief, eating skills and healthy disciplinary boundaries. Until we met with her, we didn't realize how all aspects of a child's life influence healthy sleep! I have been recommending Dr Vyas to everyone I know. Her program has improved our family life exponentially.

"Money well spent"

Marisa Kavitz Frischhertz, 2.5 yo girl, Metairie LA

It felt like we had tried everything and I was very skeptical that Dr. Vyas would be able to help us. I had read all of the blogs and books and nothing worked. Our 2 year old, Evie, would wake up multiple times a night and often be awake for hours. She'd wake up for the day at 5am and nap time was a major battle. Evie shares a room with her 3 year old sister and would often wake her up with her middle of the night and nap-time antics. So we had two cranky sleep deprived toddlers on top of being majorly sleep deprived ourselves. Dr. Vyas met with us and gave us a plan. Amazing! After two weeks of sticking with the plan it felt like she was a new child! Everyone is sleeping great now and we feel like a functional family again. Money well spent!

"We will definitely call her for the next kid way earlier"

Jen Chandler, 9 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Vyas is amazing! She came in and assessed the situation very quickly. She told us it would be a little while to draw up a plan but she got it to us the next day. It was great to have the support through the difficult transition from co-sleeping to his own room & crib. She was very positive, supportive and available the entire process. I think we even texted her late at night once and she texted right back!! That was above and beyond the call of duty. She was responsive, informed and efficient. We will definitely call her for the next kid and way earlier!! I highly recommend her for any child sleep issues.

"I don't know what made us hesitate to ask for help, but we are so grateful that we did!"

Ruby Parikh Patel, 2 1/2 yo girl, Wyomissing, PA

We have had a mixed cycles of my daughter who is 2 1/2 years old sleeping during her nap and at bedtime. Her naps would range from 15 minutes- 2 - 2/1/2 hours... It was never a consistent time frame for her and bedtime was a struggle to get her to bed. However, with Dr. Vyas' support, knowledge and information of how we should be putting her to bed with a routine and charting how she does with some type of reward, has already helped us a great deal! We've only been a few days and I can say we only had one day of it not working as we wanted, but on the other days- I could not have expected it to be any better! I truly grateful and happy with the advice and support we received. We have had her sleeping in her crib, but waking up some days 3-5 times.. I don't know what made us hesitate to ask for help, but we are so grateful we did. Thank you so much, Dr. Vyas!!

"It was a fight every night to go to sleep."

Michelle Mastainich, 7 mo boy, Reserve, LA

Dr. Vyas has truly changed our lives! Before her consultation, our 7 month old son was barely sleeping at all. At night, he would only fall asleep if we rocked him in our arms for over an hour. It was a fight every night to go to sleep. Once he fell asleep, we couldn't put him down. He would wake up immediately and cry for hours. Even when he did sleep at night, it was in our bed and he would sleep for 30-60 minutes, but then wake up for over an hour and cry. This would go on all night long. During the day, he would only take short naps. After consulting with Dr. Vyas, our son now goes to bed on his own and sleeps all through the night in his own crib! We don't hear a peep from him until the morning. He wakes up happy and rested. We cannot thank Dr. Vyas enough for restoring sleep (and sanity!) to our household!

"We adore Dr. V! It changed our lives, I just have 2 words 'HIRE HER.'"

Jenna Wagoner Parker, 7 mo girl, Dallas, TX

We adore Dr. V! It changed our lives, I just have 2 words "HIRE HER." It's the BEST thing you can do for YOUR CHILD and yourself. My 7 month old went from only randomly napping in our arms, sleeping in our bed and never more than 5 hrs at a time. We were losing our marbles. After 3 days of training, she was napping and sleeping 12 hrs at night in her own bed. I thought hell froze over! Dr. V helped us create a schedule and plan and we worked it together. She stayed available during training and even continued to reach after to check on things. Again, we just love her!

"I definitely recommend Dr. Vyas' services to other (sleep deprived) parents!"

Dr Geeta Girdher Sen, 4 mo boy, Washington, DC

I contacted Dr. Vyas to help with my 4 month old son, who was waking every 1-2 hours at night and was a terrible napper. I was initially hesitant given all of the new expenses we already had with an infant, but we decided to give it a try. I'm really glad that we did. The sleep training plan was well written and easy to follow. Dr. Vyas was really responsive and kept in constant communication the weekend we started the training and this was much appreciated. It felt reassuring to know that she was "on call" for any questions and concerns we had. Even a few weeks later, she still answering some questions for us. My son is taking long, restful naps during the day and (mostly) sleeping through night. Overall, I'm very happy the result and would definitely recommend Dr. Vyas' services to other (sleep deprived) parents!

"My baby's sleep improved immensely."

Dr Moke Mochache, 9 wk girl, Ontario Canada

Dr Vyas is excellent. Easy to talk to and is thorough. I learnt a lot and my baby's sleep improved immensely with just a few suggestions from her. I would highly recommend her.

"We're very thankful for Dr. Vyas's guidance."

Dr Chelsea Wade Collins, 5 mo girl, New Hope, PA

We're very thankful for Dr. Vyas's guidance with our 5-month-old's sleep patterns. She taught us about her sleep needs, cycles and how to establish a good routine. It was helpful having her "on call" as we implemented changes. Our daughter went from several night wakings to being able to put herself to sleep and stay asleep 11hrs straight! We are all more rested and happier, especially our baby!

"After he started daycare his sleep patterns were so erratic!"

Sejal Desai, 2 yo boy, Houston, TX

Thank you Dr Vyas for helping my son sleep better! My 2 yr old had been sleep trained for over a year but after he started daycare (and I started working more) his sleep patterns were so erratic! He wasn't taking proper naps and he was waking up between 4:30 and 5am every day. Of course this makes for a very cranky baby (and cranky mommy)! Dr. Vyas took the time to really hear my whole story and gave me a few simple solutions that I put into effect that weekend. I'm so happy to say things are back on track and we are all a well-rested family!!

"I knew my son needed more sleep."

Tricia Duvic, 15 mo boy, Baton Rouge, LA

Before Dr. Vyas, my 15 month old had only slept through the night a handful of times, and was beginning to fight his naps during the day. I am so happy I went with my gut instinct and called her. I knew my son needed more sleep. Yes I was exhausted, but more importantly I wanted my son to get the proper amount of sleep so he could grow and thrive. In my mind I was scared because I wasn't ready to just listen to my son "cry it out" and the Ferber method and other programs seemed so cold. Dr. Vyas took her time to listen to all my concerns and our schedule and lovingly put into place a very detailed plan. She is extremely knowledgeable about the science behind sleep and explained why Andy was fighting his sleep. She listened and was there for me every step of the way during implementation and he really NEVER CRIED. I highly recommend her program. Today my sweet son sleeps 12 hours at night and takes his naps without any problems. Our goals were met and It truly wasn't very hard. Thank you so very much Dr. Vyas!

"Amazing! Dr. Vyas is a blessing."

Dr Sonia Chaudhry, 11 mo boy, Hartford, CT

Amazing! Dr. Vyas is a blessing. I don't think any family could have been more resistant to changing sleep habits or harder to help. Dr. Vyas was incredibly sensitive to our individual situation and values, which is the problem with sleep books (I'd read them all... but hard to apply and be confidant we were doing the right thing). We needed a lot of hand holding and specific instructions, and she provided that in plenty. Guiding both first time parents and live-in grandparents can't be easy, but she got us to go from having our 11mo strong willed boy never in his crib to only sleeping in his crib within days. Her experience was obvious as with any variation in the schedule, she had clear instructions for us that worked. Without ever meeting our son, she still knew how to interpret his behavior and guide us. I only wish I had asked for her help much earlier. The change in our household with having a predictable schedule, the freedom of having our son sleep in his crib, and the knowledge that we all are getting restful sleep is priceless. Thank you Dr. Vyas, and I wasn't kidding about re -consulting you for the kids we don't even have yet.

"We can now leave her in her crib and she falls asleep without any assistance."

Michelle Cox Chiara, 5 mo boy, Dallas, TX

Thanks to Dr. Vyas, our five-month-old now goes to sleep on her own! Our baby used to require rocking to go to sleep. We would spend 30 minutes rocking her to sleep at nap time, only to have her wake up again 30 minutes later. We can now leave her in her crib and she falls asleep without any assistance. We researched many sleep coaches but ultimately went with Dr. Vyas because of the constant support she provides before, during, and after sleep training. Dr. Vyas continually checked in with us during training, and even helped us make some adjustments for optimal results. We are grateful for the help!

"We had immediate results."

Dr Julie Taylor Vieth, 3 yo girl, Potsdam, NY

Dr. Vyas is wonderful and gives concrete advice that is tailored to your specific need. She understands the need of balancing your own sleep needs with what is age appropriate for your child. Even when I thought we had tried everything written in every book to get my 3 year old to sleep better, she had an idea that we put to use. I am happy to report we had immediate results and are now going on almost 3 weeks of solid sleep! I highly recommend Dr. Vyas!

"We could not be happier with Dr Vyas!"

Dr Samantha Mueller Hill, 8 mo boy, Lynchburg, VA

We are a few weeks into the process of getting our 8 month old to sleep through the night and take better naps. We could not be happier with Dr Vyas! After a thorough consult visit she made some very spot-on recommendations and had him sleeping through most of the night even before we did any actual sleep training! She taught us how to teach him to put himself to sleep... A little at a time. Once he mastered that part he could do it at bedtime, during middle of the night wake-ups, and during daytime naps. We're so pleased and absolutely recommend Sleepless in NOLA without reservation.

"Our lives have changed dramatically."

Laura Milazzo DeJean, 14 mo girl, Lafayette, LA

I could not be more satisfied with our experience with Dr. Vyas. We co-slept with our 14 month old from the time she was born. While we loved it at first, eventually it was not working for us. Our baby would wake up several times in the night and could not go back to sleep without nursing. Some days she would not nap at all and others she would only nap for one hour maximum or only while being held in our arms. No one else could put her to sleep which made leaving her with anyone nearly impossible. My husband and I rarely had alone time and our baby was a zombie! We knew this was not healthy for us or for her and something needed to change, but we were lost. I was adamantly against "crying it out," but, after speaking to Dr. Vyas, I felt very confident in her methods. There was definitely crying involved, but it was short-lived and Dr. Vyas was with us every step of the way. Now, our daughter sleeps 10-12 hours at night and consistency takes naps in her crib with hardly ever even fussing. She is happier and healthier and so are we. Our lives have changed dramatically. I just wish I had consulted Dr. Vyas sooner. We will definitely be contacting Dr. Vyas when we have another child so she can teach us how to implement healthy sleeping habits from the start. Thank you, Dr. Vyas!

"She is so caring and truly wants to help."

Christine & Hunter Blackwell, 13 mo boy, Houston, TX: UPDATE

I wanted to update my review to speak to Dr. Vyas' continuing support after sleep training my son. We trained William at 6 months and it went very well. I have had a couple of issues come up and each time Dr. Vyas has been so kind, caring and helpful. Recently, my son had a cold and flat out refused to nap in his crib for 5 days straight. He was also waking during the night. I took him to the doctor and they told me it was developmental and not related to his cold, maybe he needed less sleep during the day This explanation just didn't sit right with me, so I called Dr. Vyas. We talked for about 10 minutes, after which she assured me that his sleep disruption was related to his cold and not to the amount of sleep he was getting during the day/night. Sure enough, once he felt better, he went back to taking two naps a day for about an hour and a half a piece and sleeping twelve hours at night. I cannot thank Dr. Vyas enough for her continued support, I really trust her when it comes to health/sleep issues with my son. She is an invaluable resource! Thanks again, Christine

"Thank you for changing our lives"

Carol Foster Perez, 4 mo girl, Metairie, LA

Dr. Vyas is amazing! Our 4 month old would only fall asleep while nursing, nap for 20 minutes at a time, would wake 3-5 times a night and again would only go back to sleep after nursing. When awake she was very irritable. And according to our 5 year old who would announce to everyone that her baby sister has a "throw up problem"; I was constantly covered in vomit as was the floor and the number of bibs and burp cloths we were going through on a daily basis was obscene. After 2 days of sleep training we started seeing results! She started napping 1-1.5 hours and sleeps through the night (12 hrs)!!!! As an added bonus our daughter no longer has a "throw up problem". It so nice to be able NOT to smell like spit up and dress her cute and not have to cover it up with a stupid bib. Now that she is not eating to fall asleep she can properly digest her food and not have it come back up. And now because she is well rested she has become so happy. In fact on several occasions I have received the comment "she is the happiest baby I have ever seen". That would not have been said prior to Dr. Vyas coming into our lives. Dr. Vyas came up with a plan that my husband and I felt comfortable with, stayed in contact with us throughout the process, and always addressed any concerns/questions very promptly. I truly feel as if she saved my sanity. Now nap and bed time is truly enjoyable. As soon as I start our sleepy time process our daughter immediately puts her head on my shoulder and begins to cuddle My husband and I sing her praises to anyone who listens, the experience truly was life-changing!

UPDATE: Carol Foster Perez's update on her 19mo daugher: 'So here's the latest with Daniella (now 19 months old): When she gets tired she comes to me and actually says "deaux deaux". ?? Can't say I have ever known a toddler to ASK to go to sleep, but thanks to your guidance that's exactly what our daughter does! Love it??"

"Our lives have been greatly improved"

Gaby Carmona Barnetzer, 6.5 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Thank you Dr. Vyas for helping us with the needed tools to help our son sleep through the night. We had gotten to an exhausting point of almost hourly wakings and nursing every night. Although we were a bit skeptical and anxious about beginning the sleep training, it was not nearly as difficult as we anticipated. And it worked almost like magic. Even though we wish we would have met with you months earlier - we are so thankful that we finally did it. Our lives have been greatly improved. Thank you so much.

"It didn’t take long before [...] the battle over bedtime was eliminated."

Katherine England, 3 yo boy, New Orleans, LA

When we hired Dr. Vyas for help with our then 3 year old boy, we had another baby on the way and were moving into a new house with 2 flights of stairs. Micah had been sleeping in the room next to ours and wandering into our room in the middle of the night, sometimes multiple times a night and waking early. I knew he was not getting the adequate sleep he needed but I didn't know how to help him get there. I was also worried about him coming down the stairs at night and the inevitable change that a new baby would bring to his little world. Dr. Vyas came over to meet with my husband and I and we explained in detail what his current routine was. She was able to give us immediate tips and advice that day before she put together a sleep plan for Micah. I was amazed at the difference I could already see with just a few small changes such as his diet and certain elements of his room that needed tweaking. The sleep plan Dr. Vyas created for us gave us new tools and steps for us to implement that were key in helping him establish a proper sleep routine that also made sense to him (the charts were key here) and thus get a good night's sleep. It didn't take long before he was going down easier and the battle over bedtime was eliminated. We have since been in our new house with a new baby for a few months now and the transition was much smoother then I expected. We are able to get both kids bathed, fed and in bed so much faster then when we only had one! Part of that is because we have nightly routine that we stick to and everyone knows what to expect. My husband and I needed to get on the same page with that and Dr. Vyas was key in helping us get there. Another great thing about the sleep plan is that I can refer back to it when sleep training my second one and feel that I have much more confidence and the tools I need to get him to be a good sleeper as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Vyas to any parents struggling with sleep! I truly believe that consistency and the right tools are key and that having a plan makes all the difference.

"Where was this angel when I had my other babies?"

Kristi Lamarque, 3.5 mo boy, Mandeville, LA

I don't even know where to begin....Where was this angel when I had my other babies.. That's right I had 3 kiddos before finding this amazing Doctor. Her insight and great advice had my 3.5 month old sleeping 12 hours.. I would highly recommend using her services, if you don't have a need for yourself buy a gift card for services for a shower gift... The number one gift for a new mom is the gift of sleep.

"Our lives have been greatly improved"

Gaby Carmona Barnetzer, 6.5 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Refresher | Thank you Dr. Vyas for helping us for a second time with helping our son sleep! Your refresher worked great once we implimented your detailed steps. It was more difficult following through now that he is older, but trusting your advice and guidance proved to be successful once again. I reccomend your services to anyone having child sleep issues.

"We were delirious, desperate, and exhausted..."

Dr Michelle Legacy Knesek, 6.5 mo boy, Fenton, MI

Dr Vyas knows what she is doing! We were delirious, desperate, and exhausted a week ago. Our son was waking up 6-8 times a night!! We tried everything. After initiating the sleep plan by Dr Vyas, we now have a 5 month old whom, within 3 days, is sleeping through the night! We are so relieved and happy. Best money I have ever spent, hands down. She provided support several times a day, and promptly answered questions. She reached out to us daily to reassure us and guide us past obstacles. She gave advice unique to our child. I would recommend her to everyone! Even if your baby is waking up only two times, its worth it! Wow. Thank you Dr Vyas!

"Worth EVERY PENNY!!!!!"

Rebekah Crosby Deris, 2.5 yo boy, Metairie, LA

She changed our lives. Our family is so much happier because of the things she put in place and her support. Cannot tell you how thankful I am that my pediatrician recommended her. Worth EVERY PENNY!!!!!

"Now, after only 5 days, he sleeps all night!"

Brooke L Rutledge, 10 mo boy, Oxford, MS

Dr. Vyas is a miracle worker. My 10 month old son was a terrible napper and would wake up 4-5 times at night. He would need a bottle or rocking to get back to sleep. He would fight sleep every time you tried to rock him. Now, after only 5 days, he sleeps all night! I can put him in his crib awake and he falls asleep on his own. It's amazing. My husband and I are so thankful we found Dr. Vyas. She knows what she is doing and helps you every step of the way. I could not have done this without her. Thank you so much!

"Now, mommy is free. Yipee!!"

Angela Jeanne Zingale, 4 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Our four month old needed my breast to sleep at night and during naps. He went from waking and feeding multiple times during the night to sleeping through the night for 12 hours. He seems happier and well rested. Dr. Vyas helped keep us confident through the process and was very available for us when we had trouble or any questions. I am so glad we reached out for her service. Now, mommy is free. Yipee!!

"I highly recommend her sleep training program."

Minoti Wagle Dhanaraj, 4 mo boy, Dallas, TX

It has been almost one year since I asked Dr. Vyas for help in training my second child to sleep better. It has been great. Since he was four months, my son has been sleeping through the night almost every day. Not only has it helped him, but the entire family get some sanity. Over the last year, Nilong has been great at keeping posted of his progress and any changes that may have occurred. Most of all her support at times when others couldn't be there was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend her sleep training program to others.

"[My baby] is now able to self-soothe and put herself back to sleep."

Erin Dempsey Cariello, 7 mo girl, New Orleans, LA

I needed help with my daughter Blaire (7 months) who, on a bad night, was waking 4 or 5 times and would only go back to sleep if she had a bottle. She also was taking all naps in her swing and spending usually the second part of the night in the swing as well. She had trouble calming herself and would not take a pacifier. Dr. Vyas helped me to understand Blaire's internal clock, which has made falling asleep for naps super easy and most importantly has developed a sleep plan for us that has gotten rid of Blaire's dependence on the bottle and swing. Blaire is now able to self-soothe and put herself back to sleep at night. This past week was the first time everyone in our house slept all night without anyone getting out of their beds. I needed someone to ease my anxiety about Blaire's sleep, and Dr. Vyas has been supportive and checking in on us since we started the sleep training process. I feel confident because she has set us up for long term success and not just for a few weeks of good sleep until another problem arises. She worked within our comfort level and looked at Blaire and our family's needs individually.

"She definitely knows her stuff and cares a lot about her patients."

Sowmya Rao, 4 mo boy, New York, NY

This was my life prior to Dr. Vyas: I would swing and bounce my baby while singing to him, and then when I knew he was fast asleep, I would count to 100 and then gently lower him down to his crib, just to have his eyes pop open again. I would have to start the whole process all over again. He still woke up once or twice in the middle of the night to feed. So I'd have to perform this routine every night. Around 3 1/2 months things got harder as he would wake up more often during the night. We needed help. After getting help from Dr. Vyas, I look forward to nap and bedtime now. I still continue to do the things I really enjoyed, like reading cuddle books, singing to him, kissing him and rocking him. But after performing that routine, I set him down in his crib and walk away. It changed our lives! Dr. Vyas laid out a plan for us, which not only included sleep training, but a tailor-made comprehensive plan to get my baby on a proper feeding and sleep schedule. He not only falls asleep on his own, but stays asleep through the night. Because of the plan, I'm no longer worried if he's had enough milk. We saw an improvement the next day! Most importantly, Dr. Vyas was always available to me during and after sleep training to guide me through it (because it isn't easy), and she continues to be there for any questions I have. She definitely knows her stuff and cares a lot about her patients.

"We're all sleeping and functioning better!"

Rupal Parikh Aristimuno, 7 yo boy, Montclair, NJ

Dr. Vyas has helped my family find our groove again. I have always been a proponent of co-sleeping and as a parent of 3 children (ages 13, 11, and 7), we have had a child in our bed for the past 13 years!! As my youngest turned 7, we decided it was imperative for us to transition him into his own room instead of waiting until he was ready to make the move. We had tried before (many times) and for one reason or another it just didn't work. We reached out to Dr. Vyas and she was able to come up with a plan that suited our needs. Within 3 days, my 7 year old was in his own room, his own bed and sleeping soundly through the night. Her support, encouragement and a well-thought out plan of action was all we needed. Needless to say - we're all sleeping and functioning better! So for all those who think that Dr. Vyas can just help with the little ones - not true - her technique works with the older ones as well. Thanks Dr. Vyas for all your help. We couldn't have done it without you!!

"I am not super mom! *gasp!*"

Shelby Shah, 15 mo boy, Dallas, TX

I am not super mom! *gasp!* Over the past 4-5 months JR went from sleeping pretty good to only sleeping at night if it was in our bed and not napping at all unless I laid (and fought) with him. Sometimes it would take me 2 hours just to get him to sleep during the day. AAAAGGGGHHHH! I read the books and tried to sleep train him myself, but I lacked the confidence (and patience) and failed (twice). So... I HIRED DR. VYAS! And our world has changed. It started with a 2 hour Skype conversation, a detailed plan built specially for JR and support and advice via phone call/text during (and after) the 3 days of training. With Dr. Vyas help, we had JR napping and sleeping all night in his crib after day 1!! I knew he (and we) needed more sleep, but I am shocked how much more JR is sleeping (12 hrs at night and 2-3 hours in naps during the day). He is also not crabby during the day at all and eats so much better. So, parents of babies and is so worth the money and time. (I joked that next time I would pay double. ;)) Thank you Dr. Vyas for making parenting so much more fun! When baby is rested, so is mom and dad!

"I wish I would have learned about her services earlier."

Allison Miers Ortte, 15 mo girl, Dallas, TX

Our 15 month old daughter was a great sleeper as a infant but learned quickly that the best way to fall asleep was in Daddy's arms at night time and naps were only good if she was riding in the car or Mommy would hold and rock her. I was exhausted and not the happiest mommy or wife so I talked to my husband about having Dr. Vyas after my friend and her husband had success using her service. He reluctantly agreed but I told him we were spending more on gas a month driving our daughter around for naps than she would cost us. To both our surprise sleep training our daughter was super easy. Yes she cried but it was over so quickly and she picked up the routine even though we had many unforeseen events happen during our sleep training (husband traveling for work, mommy falling and getting a concussion etc) but our daughter never missed a beat. We still have some work to do like get her comfortable enough not to get upset for the first 10 seconds we put her in bed but that will come with time. Dr Vyas as assured us its just her testing us and I do agree. I wish I would have learned about her services earlier to save us all the sleepless nights but its a lesson learned for us and I hope our lesson will help someone else not have to experience so many sleepless months with their child.

"Dr. Vyas saved us!"

Dr Ashley Shreves, 2 yo boy, New York, NY

Dr. Vyas saved us! We had a perfect little sleeper who turned on us all of a sudden. Dr. Vyas gave us clear and practical advice and soon enough, my 2 year old loved sleeping again. We are so grateful for your guidance!

"Dr Vyas is very accessible which is what we needed."

Dr Melissa Schwab Keeport, 13 mo boy, New Orleans, LA

Dr Vyas is very accessible which is what we needed. We contacted her for help with our 13 month old who was still waking up 1-3x/night. We already knew what needed to be done, but I needed someone to talk out the problems on a nap-by-nap and night-by-night basis. She was responsive to emails and texts and very detail oriented. We saw progress in the first couple of nights and she provided the emotional/moral support that I needed. Thank you!

"My daughter improved a lot after working with Dr. Vyas."

Natalie Sharp, 4 mo girl, Baton Rouge, LA

My daughter improved a lot after working with Dr. Vyas. My daughter has a lot of physical pain so I think it would have worked even better if it hadn't been for her problems keeping her up which is why I gave 4 stars but Dr. Vyas is very kind and I recommend anyone having sleeping issues with their baby to use her.

"She is so caring and truly wants to help."

Christine & Hunter Blackwell, 5 mo boy, Houston, TX

I spoke with Dr. Vyas when my 5 month old would only nap for 30 minutes at a time and was dependent on me to get him to sleep (a process that was getting more difficult by the day). She suggested we sleep train him so that he could learn to fall asleep on his own. At that time, I just wasn't ready and the thought of letting him cry gave me serious anxiety. Dr. Vyas was very understanding and continued to check in with me over the next month to share success stories and see how William was doing. By the time William was 6 months I knew something had to change. He was napping better, but he was still swaddled and sleeping in his rock n play and he had started waking up multiple times a night. I tried to get him in his crib, but every time I put him down he would wake up. My husband and I were exhausted and it was no longer safe for him to be sleeping in the rock n play. I called Dr. Vyas back and we put together a plan to sleep train William. Although I did not enjoy the process, the results have been amazing. On the first day he slept in his crib (unswaddled) for over 3 hrs. during the day and 12 hrs during the night. I hadn't been able to get him in it for longer than 2 hours total. I was so nervous about the process, but Dr. Vyas really helped me through it. She is so caring and truly wants to help. During the week that we were sleep training, Dr. Vyas was on vacation out of the country and still checked in with us to see how we were doing. Thanks to Dr. Vyas my husband and I have our evenings and our nights back and I am a much more sane person during the day. We cannot thank you enough!

"I only wish I would have found her sooner!"

Ashley Reine Sellars, 2 yo boy, LaPlace, LA

Dr. Vyas is absolutely amazing. Only 4 short days ago, my extremely active 2 year old son was sleeping only a few hours a night. He would not sleep in his bed unless I slept with him, and even then he woke every hour and half crying. Four days later, he is willingly going to bed at 7:30pm and sleeping in his own bed all night until I wake him at 7:00am. He wakes up refreshed and happy and his behavior has improved drastically. Dr. Vyas was there for moral support and advice every step of the way. I can not say enough wonderful things about her. I only wish I would have found her sooner!

"We would recommend her ten times over."

Aida Gabrielle Orgeron, 10 mo boy, Lafayette, LA

We can't put into words what a great experience we had with Dr. Vyas. Our son was never a sleeper and his lack of sleeping was running our lives. We were convinced that we would never get him to sleep anywhere but in our arms. We were hesitant to try various sleep methods suggested by friends and family knowing our son would cry non-stop for long periods of time. Dr. Vyas took the time to reassure us and was there for us every step of the way. After day 1 of the sleep training, our son was sleeping through the night. We are now almost 3 weeks out from sleep training and he is sleeping on average 12 hours at night with 3 naps during the day. He is happier, more alert, and eating better than ever. We are sleeping, well rested and better able to enjoy time with our son. We would recommend her ten times over.

UPDATE: Did Refresher: Jackson has been doing great at home but was having difficulty when we travelled. We did the Refresher plan with Dr Vyas and I just wanted to take a second and up date you. Our lives have continued to be very busy, so any "planned" sleep training had been put on the back burner. We have not even 'implemented' or had to do any Cry it Out but with the changes that Dr Vyas recommended, we have seen a complete improvement. We have been using a Behavior chart and Jackson seems to have responded well. This past weekend, we took a spontaneous trip to BR to let Jackson "practice" sleeping in a new place. We brought his various sleep items (all of them) and we were both pleasantly surprised that he did very well! He feel asleep without any extra issues and slept through the night in a big bed without either parent in it. He then followed that up by taking a nap in the same bed the next day. We hope to do this again a few more weekends before a big May trip that is coming up.

"Our four month old would only nap in my arms or in the car."

Stephanie Endsley Jacobs, 4 mo girl, Washington D.C.

Our four month old would only nap in my arms or in the car. I spent SO many hours just driving around so she could get some sleep during the day! Dr. Vyas helped us put a plan together to get her to sleep in her crib and without the 2 hour process it used to take us to put her down. We semi-implemented the plan for a couple days before we officially started and she napped in her crib immediately on the first day! We've learned what to look for with her when she's sleepy and through a little trial and error we are finding the right solution. Dr. Vyas is extremely attentive and thoughtful in her approach. She's also very responsive and follows up well which is what every first time mom needs!! I can't say enough about her!

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