About Me

Photography by Robin McKerrell

Contact Karolyn Kritikos today!

I’d love to get to know you, talk about your concerns, and discuss your sleep goals.
Call (513) 400-4069
or send an e-mail to Karolyn@sleepandsensibility.com

 

Hello! My name is Karolyn Kritikos, the founder of Sleep and Sensibility, and a Cincinnati native and graduate of The Seven Hills School. As a Certified Sleep SenseTM Consultant, I’ve undergone a comprehensive training and mentoring program which has given me the very best tools and knowledge available to help get your little one sleeping through the night. I am under the direct mentorship of Dana Obleman, world renown child sleep consultant and creator of the Sleep Sense ProgramTM, who has successfully helped over 57,000 clients worldwide with their sleep troubles.

When you work with me, you will receive a detailed and personalized sleep plan for your child, along with follow up support to ensure success. I will support, motivate and assist you each step of the way. Think of me as your personal trainer for a good night’s sleep.

My Story

My husband Chris and I have two boys, Sebastian and Atticus. However, my story started years ago when I was studying abroad in France while attending Furman University. It was there, in the family home I was staying, that I witnessed a 6 month old, who slept through the night and napped without a fuss. In fact, bedtime was a pleasure. I was amazed, because stateside I had grown up with the expectation that babies just didn’t sleep well. When I asked the mother of the family how this was possible, she smiled and said with conviction, “French children learn to ‘do their nights.’ That phrase stood out in my mind because she said it with such ease.

Fast forward 8 years and I was pregnant with my first and reading a memoir about a women raising her children in France. She too had discovered the magic of French babies ‘doing their nights’. I read vigorously looking for that golden nugget of information…but nothing. No trick. No gimmick. No magic potion. Was it a phenomenon or did those mothers know something we Americans don’t? It seemed to be a skill. A skill mothers have developed and passed down.  “But How?” I asked. I didn’t have a French mother guiding me. I had endless articles and books that told me one thing and others that said the opposite. I had a lovely mother whose ideas were great for her time, but this was 2012 and the rules had changed. It’s no wonder many parents just forgo any plans to get their children sleeping and just hope for the best, sacrificing their own well-being.

Luckily after lots of research I did land on a program that seemed to be based on common sense knowledge, a little science, and a plan that seemed doable. I am grateful I found it, as I had one baby with colic followed by another who seemed to be attached to the breast at every moment possible. While I adored both of them, the days were long and both physically and mentally demanding as any parent knows. So it was the fact that my children learned to sleep through the night by three months and napped with predictability, that made getting through the challenges of the day with ease possible. I needed to have that time to myself to recharge, and that alone time with my husband to regroup and strengthen that foundation from which we thrive. Not to mention my children thrive on the quality sleep and the stable, calm and happy environment that is more easily maintained.

I’ve now made it my passion to give that gift of sleep to every mother, father and caregiver out there. Bedtime doesn’t have to be a battle and daytime can be so much more magical when both child and parent are well rested. After all, sleep is not a luxury, but a necessity to our well-being. Let me use my knowledge and experience to guide your family to restorative nights so you can all rise and really shine.

So, if you’re struggling with your child’s sleep, there are a couple of different ways I can help: an individual consultation (in-person or over the telephone) or a group seminar. Both include a customized, step-by-step plan to solve your child’s sleep problems.

The best way to decide which of these options is right for you is to call me for a FREE 15-minute telephone consultation. That will give us a chance to discuss your child’s specific situation and come up with some ideas for a solution.

For your free 15-minute consultation (or to book an appointment), you can call (513) 400-4069 or e-mail Karolyn@sleepandsensibility.com.