The Slumber SquadMeet Sharlene Ferrin
Pediatric Sleep Consultant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hi, I'm Sharlene Ferrin
Pediatric Sleep Specialist
Hi, I am Sharlene Ferrin and I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but still proudly call myself a Bostonian. I became a Physician Assistant in 1984 because I wanted to work in the Women’s Health Care field and loved doing it. I only stopped working in it to keep my husband’s company when he retired, but I really missed that connection with parents and the education part of my work.
As a Physician Assistant specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology, I saw and heard on a daily basis the exhaustion and frustration of new parents dealing with the struggles of getting their children to sleep. When I had my daughter at age 38 and needed to go back to work, the importance of sleep became paramount for me. At 6 weeks she began to wake and only nursed for a few seconds for comfort. That is when I knew she no longer needed a nighttime feeding. So, I told her she needed to sleep through the night. After just a few nights struggle (one night where I threatened to kill her father if he took her out of her crib!) she learned to self soothe and became a great sleeper! She is now an adult who is still a great sleeper and still loves a good nap!
As more information comes out about the importance of sleep, how it impacts all our lives and abilities to work and learn, I have become more and more interested in the field. As I have always been committed to working with parents, becoming a sleep consultant has become an exciting and natural transition for me. We all need a good night sleep as parents and our children need a good night sleep too! I am excited about educating and helping parents teach their children to become good sleepers.
Feel free to contact me so we can discuss your needs and develop a personalized sleep plan to help your family sleep better and enjoy each day.
If sleep has evaded your family for too long, it’s time for us to chat.
We’ll create the individualized plan you need to turn your sleepless nights around.