"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.
"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!
"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!
"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.
"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!
"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!
"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!
"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!
"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.
"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.
"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!!"
"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.
"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!!
"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 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!
"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!
"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!!
"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!
"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!
"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
"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.
"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!!!!!
"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 toddlers....it 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!
"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!
"I am a believer!!"
I've seen the work my wife has done to help these sleepless parents and after having 'the sleep plan' work on my own kids, I am a believer!!
"THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!"
Kristen Talmadge Takla, 3 yo boy, New York, NY
Dr. Vyas, thank you so much for helping us to get our 3 year old son sleeping!!!! He is like a new person!!! I knew that the lack of sleep was taking its toll on my husband and me, but never did I realize that he wasn't getting the adequate amount of sleep! I just thought he would sleep if he needed it... even our pediatrician said that some children just don't require that much sleep... Thank you for taking the time to really listen to how we lived, and give us the tools to incorporate healthy sleeping patterns and incentivize him to want to do this. Evenings went from being dreaded to now a favorite time of the day. He loves his night time "stories under the stars" time when we read by the light of his star projector and he can fall asleep easily and without conflict. Thank you for the tools, thank you for the support, thank you for the follow ups and thank you for truly helping our family! I am happy to recommend Sleepless In NOLA to anyone who needs help with getting their children to sleep. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!
"Dr. Vyas is very warm and encouraging."
Mary Anne Marino, 18 mo boy, Mid City, LA
As I write this review my 19-month-old son is napping peacefully. This would not have been the case just two weeks ago when on a good day he'd sleep two 15-minute naps with several a night wakings. Dr. Vyas's method/technique is not far from the Ferber method, meaning teaching baby to soothe himself to sleep, but what she provides and equips you with is the confidence that your baby can sleep well on his own and a sleep/ feed schedule specifically designed for your baby's and family's needs. Dr. Vyas was readily available via text or email during the 2-week sleep training process. Dr. Vyas is very warm and encouraging. I highly recommend her service to anyone who has a baby with sleep troubles. It's not healthy for parents to have interrupted sleep but it's an even bigger detriment for a growing baby. Your child needs to sleep well so he can feed well and be happy! Our baby is sleeping two 1 1/2 hr naps per day and sleeping through the night! So thank you Dr. Vyas for helping us give that to our son!
"Your services definitely boosted our confidence and eased our stress."
Chantel Passantino, 15 mo boy, Metairie, LA
Remy responded fairly quickly to sleep training and I am happy with the progress we have made. We have appreciated and valued your services, and having your guidance and advice the past two-three weeks has definitely boosted our confidence and eased our stress, so thank you again for that. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone I think needs the help. I could not imagine how our lives would be if he was waking every three or so hours like he was less than a month ago. But it's been working so we are happy parents!
"My husband and I feel that she is truly invested in our success."
Adrienne Lolan Frischhertz, 16 mo girl, New Orleans, LA
We love Dr. Vyas! She helped our family tremendously. Our daughter has always struggled with sleep and was still waking every few hours at 18 months. Dr. Vyas helped us think though every part of her day/routine to figure out what was going on. She answered texts and emails thoroughly and promptly. Money well spent- I'd definitely do it again!
"[T]he first night went better than expected."
Having 3 children of my own, I have always been envious of how quickly and effortlessly ( I know it wasn't without effort, but that's how it appeared) Nilong was able to sleep-train her 2 boys.