Maryanne is a qualified sleep consultant and founder of The Sleep Works. She has helped hundreds of parents with their children’s sleep problems and has recently expanded her work to adult sleep too.
Finding it difficult to cope with a non-sleeping child and the effects of sleep deprivation, she became a ‘Gentle Sleep Coach’, training under Kim West (The Sleep Lady®) in the US. This intense training programme involved over 50 hours of learning and hands-on practical experience. She then completed an advanced training course with the International Maternity Institute and most recently she completed a comprehensive Integrative Adult Sleep Coach Certification programme. She gets great satisfaction from educating, supporting and motivating adults to improve their sleep.
As well as seeing private clients, she delivers talks and workshops about children’s sleep for postnatal groups, private groups and corporate organisations. She has written numerous articles on the subject for various parenting publications and she has also run open sleep clinics through a number of social media platforms.
She is the resident sleep expert for the pregnancy and parenting advice site Bounty, has a regular slot on a BBC Radio phone-in slow answering questions from the public on
children’s sleep, and has appeared in Channel 4’s Born Naughty show in 2015. She is a member of the British Sleep Society and the International Association for Sleep Consultants.