Renee Wasserman, PT, MPH, founder of SleepyHead Solutions, discovered her passion for children’s sleep issues after the birth of her first daughter. She quickly realized how important sleep was to her children’s development and behavior. After reading countless sleep books by experts in the field, Renee successfully trained her three daughters to develop healthy sleep habits. She became the go-to sleep guru for her friends, and friends of friends, so much so that she was inspired to start her own sleep consulting practice. Renee completed an extensive sleep-training program covering all aspects of baby and children’s sleep to become a certified infant and child sleep consultant through the Family Sleep Institute.
Renee’s warm and non-judgmental personality immediately puts parents at ease. Through custom sleep plans, 1:1 consultations, ongoing parental support, guest lectures, and group classes, she empowers parents to teach their children to become healthy sleepers.
Originally from Los Angeles and now living in St. Louis, MO, Renee holds a Masters in Public Health from UCLA and is a Physical Therapist with more than 15 years of experience. When she is not helping other families get a better night’s sleep, Renee enjoys a balanced life spending time with her husband and girls, cooking, baking, and staying active.
Education and Training
Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultant Certification,
Family Sleep Institute
Masters in Public Health, UCLA
Bachelors in Science, Physical Therapy; Boston University
HelpingYour Child Sleep Through the Night; Nancy Birkenmeier, BSN, RN
Business Consulting for the Sleep Consultant, Ingrid Prueher
Gentle Sleep Training Techniques, Family Sleep Institute
Post Partum Depression and Sleep, Sarah Stern, PhD
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for Professionals, Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Potty Training and Its Effects on Sleep, Ashley Hickey
Communication and the Family Meeting: “Recipes for Success”, Sharyn Timmerman, ECE
Chiropractic & Childhood Sleep Disturbances, Glory Eidt, D.C.
The Incidence, Pathophysiology and Treatment of GERD During Infancy, Warren Shapiro, MD
Sleep Development in Early Infancy, Professor Helen Ball, PhD
Safe Sleep and Child Care – Cheryl Carey, MSW
Common Breast Feeding Myths and Problems – Lyndsey Hookway, BSc, RN, IBCLC
Mindfullness and Sleep – Sasha Carr, PhD
Nutrition and Sleep – Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN
Family Sleep Institute Safe Sleep Seminar- Katie Kovaleski
Solving Autism Related Sleep Challenges – Beth Malow
Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities and Sleep Problems – Julie Sutton, RN, PhD
The New Child- from Birth to 2 Years; The First 24 Months and Stages of Development – Sharyn Timmerman, ECE
Communication, Positive Guidance and The Developing Child – Sharyn Timmerman, ECE