Supporting families and businesses to overcome the challenge of Sleep deprivation
Well rested parents can access higher brain functions and work with greater efficiency than their tired counterpart.
"Tiredness costs the British economy an average of £2,120 per employee annually. To navigate through economic uncertainties, businesses need clear minded young professionals to lead the way. Isabelle offers innovative and ideal corporate support to enhance the efficiency of personnel with young families, minimising the economic burden related to parental disruption." Marco Hafner, Research Leader, RAND Europe, author of :Why sleep matters: The economic costs of insufficient sleep
69% of teenage depressions are preceeded by sleep problems (Harvard Health Publications)
85% of parents who received corrective support from Good Sleepers wished they had had access to preventative support to avoid problems escalating to crisis.
70% of us feel like we get less sleep than we need to be at are best. (British Sleep Council)
Services to companies
to enhance the efficiency of working parents
A clear and alert mind enhances every skill, every talent, every mood, in every department at every hierarchy level
Enhanced Workforce and productivity
Help your workforce thrive with confidence, heightened productivity, happy moods and all the attributes associated with restfulness and peace of mind. Worried and tired parents can only provide a fraction of their full potential.
Recruiting and Retaining staff
A truly personal and meaningful
benefit such as parenting support appeals to candidates who wish to have a family without compromising their career. It also helps employees regain efficiency and confidence faster after a parental leave.
Proof of corporate Responsibility
Easily traceable, my services can prove to your clients and partners, your corporate responsibility and commitment to providing support and care for your workforce wellbeing and participating to the safe guarding and healthy development of future generations.
Our three kids (aged 2, 3 and 4) had been sleeping badly for months, as had we. It was a 2 hour fight every evening for us to get them into bed; often having to stay with one of them until they were asleep, or retrieve whoever who had got up again and run out into the garden. They were waking up multiple times each night, on a few occasions 10 times a night. We were exhausted and struggling to get anything done, and the kids were shattered.
Following Isabelle's plan and routine one of us can get all of them into bed with minimal fuss and they're usually asleep within 15 minutes. We're only having occasional wake ups at night.
The kids are much happier during the day, and we're having more fun together. We have our evenings back, and feel more able to cope with both working full time and spending time with the kids.
We'd recommend Isabelle to anyone struggling with bedtime or in the night. Isabelle was non-judgemental, came up with a plan that would work for us and our situation, and helped us put it into practise.
Jon and Liz
Jonathan Hickford, Web development team leader
You really have been a hero for us xx
Isabelle has been a lifesaver for our family. Before we started our consultations our son Otto was waking up to six times a night and unable to sleep for more than 30 mins during his day naps unless pushed in a buggy. With Isabelle's support Otto is now nailing day time naps and for the first time since starting maternity leave, I have time to catch my breath in the day. Otto is now waking only once at night for a feed so everyone is feeling rested and so much happier. Couldn't recommend working with Isabelle more.
I contacted Isabelle Edmondson when my son was 22 months. I decided to get in contact because my son was waking up two to three times a night, needing help to get back to sleep. It was exhausting. Thanks to Isabelle’s listening and advice, my son finally sleeps all night. Good nights’ sleep take root in a good parent/child relationship, in clear boundaries, in a securing rhythm and many more aspects of parenting…. In theory, I am perfectly aware of this, but in practice, I was lost. I was lacking the key to my son’s behaviour, techniques to implement , and practical ideas to put in place to improve the night, and this is the strength of Isabelle who has been able to transform our nights thanks to her precious advice and encouragements. The challenge carried an extra difficulty in the fact that we live (in Beirut) in an oriental society where many protagonists play an important role in the life of a child. This setting is different from the typical ones of western societies. Isabelle managed to work with this added difficulty which really isn’t simple at all. I advise parents who are at a loss with regards to their children’s sleep to get help from Isabelle as the sleep of a child benefits the entire family.
Yasmina Bouchemha, clinical Psychologist
Sleep deprivation was affecting my mental health and my ability to function at even a basic level. I had become anxious about the idea of ever being able to, let alone return to work. My husband was getting up at 4am to help, then doing full days at work afterwards, all the time worrying about how my son and I were getting on at home. This meant that he struggled to concentrate at work and didn’t feel that he was performing well due to the sleep deprivation and stress. We felt we were at breaking point.
within just a few weeks of working with Isabelle, our son was sleeping on his own, day and night, and sleeping for periods of 3, 4 or 5 hours at night. I am less emotional, more in control and significantly happier. This has been so helpful and I feel I’ve build up the confidence that I need in order to return to work in the next couple of months.
Claire Traub, Occupational Therapist
I would strongly advise any parent to attend an informative workshop. It is not until you have a better understanding of how things can be improved that the benefits can be appreciated. It's a no-brainer! I really couldn't see the wood from the trees. Isabelle has a wealth of skills and knowledge which really opened my eyes and helped me to understand how I could help my son. My only regret is not having sought her advice earlier.
Dr Alana Ryan, Doctor in Medicine
Working with Isabelle has been smooth from the outset. She is phenomenal in skill transfer, using her creativity to come up with trouble shooting strategies, instilling confidence in others to do what they would normally not feel prepared to do. Isabelle has outstanding interpersonal skills.
Jessica Toh, CEO and co founder Huckleberry Labs
The support offered by Isabelle is an invaluable tool to help plan for the challenges a new baby can bring whilst insuring that new parents can continue to function efficiently during their working day.
Melody Brooker, Managing Director, Live the city ltd
I have been able to extend my working hours and can focus on my work without worrying about my family. We no longer live in fear of the nights. In one week, our life has been transformed. A miracle!