Hi, I'm Melody
I'm Melody Patton, the Boss Lady here at Melody Patton Sleep Consulting. I'm a Certified Sleep Sense Consultant and was trained by Dana Obleman herself (the creator of the program).
I'm also a Registered Nurse who works in labor and delivery and in mental health. I love helping families experience the birth of their children and all of the emotions that go with it. I also love helping people when they feel like they don't know what to do next and walking alongside them to help them discover their next steps.
I've been married to my husband Aaron since 2011 and together we've had many adventures! The one that changed our lives the most was becoming parents to our daughter, Bex, in 2016. I felt like we were prepared for pregnancy and the labor and delivery but were very unprepared for what was to come next. The sleepless nights turned into weeks and then months. I initially thought that being exhausted was a ‘badge of honor' that as a new mom I was supposed to wear. That ‘badge' became heavy and started to take a toll on my own mental health. I knew that I was struggling and knew that I couldn't go on for a whole lot longer. I actually wondered some days if my head was going to fall off my shoulders.
It wasn't until we were at one of our prenatal group meetups that one of the moms' was telling us about how she ‘slept trained' her son. My ears perked up immediately as I had never heard of this concept she was explaining. I peppered her with so many questions that afternoon that she just said she would send me all the articles, blogs and websites that she had read. I eagerly waited for her messages when I got home. Once she messaged me I spent a lot of time reading over all the various methods. That is when I came across the Sleep Sense Program. I discussed the strategy with my husband and he was on board right away.
I don't want to lie to you and say that it was easy. Bex didn't cry much that first night- but I certainly did. I was so exhausted, physically and emotionally and felt that up to this point it was the hardest thing I had to do as a parent. 3 nights in, she was sleeping like a champ! I couldn't believe the results and of course, I began to tell EVERYONE and found that many of my friends were coming to me asking ‘how I did it'. Which lead me to the next step in my journey.
So I traveled to Florida and got trained as a baby sleep consultant by Dana Obleman so that I could gain even more knowledge and help families professionally. Yes, this is a business, but it's so much more than that. I'm here so that other families can experience the change that I personally experienced and feel the difference in their lives.
So the bottom line is, I am here to help you and your family get the sleep that everyone needs and craves. It may not be easy, but oh so worth it.