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Sleep Consulting Services

A Sleep Consultant is a sleep health professional who assesses your child’s sleep habits, your main concerns, and your goals for your family’s sleep. They provide a recommended plan of action and help you to implement that plan. Sleep Consulting can help you establish long-term, healthy, and independent sleep habits for your child. This can lead to better quality of sleep for the entire family.

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Who can benefit?

Anyone. There are so many different charts and graphs out there that show you how much sleep your child “should” be getting or how your child “should” be sleeping, but the only person that can tell you that something needs to change is you.

How can Sleep Consulting help?

An upset baby, toddler, or young child is very distressing for parents. Guidance towards understanding a child’s sleep cycle and how to maintain a good bedtime routine can be vital for a household that is struggling with a child who cannot fall asleep or stay asleep.  Sleep problems in young children are common and just talking to a professional Sleep Consultant is helpful. 


A Sleep Consultant will introduce you to the importance of the processes and routines that are essential to your child’s wellbeing and development. We will work with you, giving you advice and guidance that will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to introduce a workable sleep routine for your child, which will result in helping your child to sleep through the night.

Most parents seek out Sleep Consulting to address any of the following concerns:
  • Frequent nighttime wakings

  • Short naps

  • Chronic early morning wakings

  • Children (at any age) who require lots of parental help to go to sleep and fall back to sleep when they wake up during the night.

  • Inconsistent sleep patterns from day to day

  • Parents or children who are dealing with the effects of sleep deprivation, i.e: crankiness, inability to focus, inflexibility in the daytime routine

Benefits for children who sleep through the night:
  • Growth hormones are primarily secreted during periods of deep sleep. Babies need to spend about 50% of their time in deep sleep for adequate growth.

  • Babies who learn to soothe without feeding are less likely to be overweight and have lower rates of childhood obesity. Well-rested children are also typically more active, which helps them burn off calories and develop muscle tissue.

  • While we sleep, our bodies produce infection and stress-fighting proteins known as cytokines. The less sleep we get, the fewer we produce, and the more prone we are to infections and illnesses.

  • Kids who don’t get enough sleep are clumsier and more impulsive than those who do. Getting enough sleep significantly reduces the risk of injury.

  • Adequate sleep has been shown to increase creativity and cognitive abilities in newborns and infants.

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Our Other Services

We offer Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Sleep Consulting

Thrive Therapy is proud to be a locally owned and operated company dedicated to providing children, youth, and adult healthcare services across Nova Scotia. 

Occupational Therapy

Thrive Therapy we use a play-based and family-centered approach to care in order to achieve our client's goals and maximum potential. We also offer fun and motivating group therapy programs such as Lego Therapy.

Speech & Language Therapy

Aimed at supporting the individual's communication needs and quality of life while respecting their unique communication styles to promote a more inclusive and effective approach to therapy. 

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