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!!!
"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.
"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 anymore...my 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 1...at 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!
"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.
"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!
"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.
"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!
"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
"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!
"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!
"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
"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!
"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 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!
"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!
"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
"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 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] 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!
"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!
"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!
"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!
"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.
"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!
"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 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.
"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.
"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!
"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.
"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.
"[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.
"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!
"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!
"Once I contacted Dr. Vyas, I had wished I had done it sooner."
Missy St Germaine Amoss, 6 mo girl, Old Metairie, LA
I bid on and won a consult with Dr. Vyas at a school auction. My husband thought it would be the perfect item to win as at the time, I was sleep deprived with a 6 month old and two 4 1/2 year old twins. My 6 month had gone from being a decent sleeper and putting herself to sleep to requiring a lot of rocking and holding in order to get her to take a nap. Plus, she was still eating during the night and waking up not being able to put herself back to sleep. Once I contacted Dr. Vyas, I had wished I had done it sooner. She was super nice, easy to work with and immediately started working on what I could do to help my daughter sleep more. We met in person and came up with a schedule for her and a sleep training plan that I could implement when we were ready. I ended up starting the sleep training soon after and things began to improve. She has learned to put herself to sleep for most naps and when she wakes up during the night. She also dropped the night feeding on her own with no crying! Although we are still working through the kinks of her daytime sleep, Dr. Vyas has continued to be there to help and support me when I have questions or need advice on what to do. Everyone at my house has been happier to have more sleep and it certainly makes me a happier person. I would recommend Dr. Vyas to anyone who is struggling with getting their baby to sleep and finding a schedule that works for your family. It has truly made a difference in our lives. Thank you Dr. Vyas!!
"We definitely couldn't have done it without her."
Sandi Ledet Martin, 9 mo girl, Covington, LA
Thank you Dr. Vyas with your help so far with our little Emilia! We are slowly implementing Dr. Vyas sleep plan for Emilia and we've seen a lot of progress so far. The tips and suggestions she's given us so far have been amazing and we've been able to implement them without any crying whatsoever. As a follow-up to my review... We finally had the time to implement the sleep plan and my daughter did extremely well. There was very little crying and a lot of sleeping for the entire family! I'm so very pleased with the results and we are all getting some much needed rest. Dr. Vyas was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and we definitely couldn't have done it without her. The first week of sleep training was very successful! The grandmas did really well watching her this week and they put her down awake and really didn't have any trouble with her at all for naps. She's been taking longer naps, closer to 1.5 hours and still only taking 2 naps. I think it's working out nicely. She's also been sleeping through the night this entire time too. It's amazing what one entire week of sleep has done for our family. Thanks again!
"Tops what any book or video could give you on its own."
Jenny Gauthier Smith, 6 mo boy, New Orleans, LA
In just a short period of Dr Vyas' help, Julien started sleeping through the night after months of multiple night wakings. He now looks forward to his 7 pm bedtime and his naps are consistent. We couldn't have done it without her knowledge, expertise and encouragement. Her holistic process looks at diet/nutrition, naps, temperament, and sleeping environment. This process tops what any book or video could give you on its own. Our lives are so much different as parents and Julien is happier, too!
"[Dr Vyas'] advice really saved me."
Dr Andrea Hauser, 4 mo girl, Singapore
Your advice really saved me back when Luciana was a baby. I'm now a mom again (Emilia is 4 months) and am back to square one! I will soon be implementing the same technique you gave me with the little one. Anyway, just wanted to congratulate you and wish you the best in your new business venture!
"Thank you, thank you Dr. Vyas."
Natasha Shah, 6 mo boy, Washington D.C.
Thank you, thank you Dr. Vyas for helping our little Ethan sleep!!! I can't believe how much we've learned through this process. Ethan is sleeping like a prince in his crib. We don't have to rock him to sleep nor sleep with him anymore :). We've finally got our life back!!! We appreciate your commitment to making this a success.
"Dr. Vyas is an amazing resource."
Janika Polk-James, 10 mo girl, Lakeview, LA
Life changing! Dr. Vyas is an amazing resource. We couldn't get our 11 month old to sleep anywhere but in our bed or someone's arms. Dr. Vyas developed a sleep plan and was a tremendous support through the sleep training process. It works!!! Our little one sleeps in her crib for naps and through the night. Yay! I had my doubts but am so, so happy that we made it through. Life is good. Thanks Dr. Vyas!
"We needed more 'sleep training' than our baby."
Wendy Dolan, 4 mo boy, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Vyas was our son's pediatrician at Lake Vista Pediatrics. When we consulted her, Kai was about 6 months old and barely slept without being rocked. Dr. Vyas guided us through our options, and helped us understand that we needed more "sleep training" than our baby. Our son is now 3 years old and has slept soundly ever since. Dr. Vyas's patience for all of our questions and concerns made us feel comfortable, (and well-rested).
"Dr. Vyas' method is easy to follow."
Kelly Garin Karr, 5 mo boy, Old Metairie, LA
Dr. Vyas has helped us tremendously! My son went from waking up every 2-3 hrs at night to sleeping 10-11 hrs! His naps increased from 45 minutes to 1.5-2 hrs! Dr. Vyas' method is easy to follow, and the results speak for themselves. I recommend her to all of my friends and patients with troubled sleepers!
He was always a happy baby but is even happier and so are we.
Sima Salman, 4mo boy, Royal Oak, MI
My son went from being rocked to sleep, taking 20-minute naps and waking up every 1-2 hours at night to putting himself to sleep, taking much longer naps and pretty much sleeping through the night. This has been a life saver! He was always a happy baby but is even happier and so are we. Thank you!
"He has been waking up happy!"
Dr Melissa Cossey, 4 mo boy, Austin, TX
Overall, we are happy that he is sleeping so much better than before. Even though he still wakes up most nights, he goes back to sleep quickly when we give him the pacifier. Naps are generally good and he has been waking up happy. Thank you!
"To My Baby Sleep Guru, just wanted to say thanks so much!!"
Lauren North, 6mo boy, Royal Oak, MI
To my Baby Sleep Guru, Just wanted to say thanks so much!! My son sleeps 12 hours through the night now and naps three times a day. And guess what? Everyone tells me how "alert" he is when they see him - even strangers!! It's amazing. We are all so much happier. When we reached a point of unendurable exhaustion with our son many years ago, Dr. Vyas helped us understand and implement a sleep training program that brought us all the rest we needed so much. I think sleep training is one of the most difficult things for new parents. Dr. Vyas helped give us the confidence we needed. Now, years later, he's still a great sleeper. Thank you so much for all the advice and moral support. It made a huge difference in our lives. I had never been so tired and I was completely desperate when I contacted you! I really appreciate all the help. I am honestly enjoying being a Mom even more now that I'm getting some rest!!