How Do I Become a Professional Sleep Trainer?
For many, getting a solid night’s sleep is as elusive as winning the lottery. Getting too little sleep is so common that it’s become almost a badge of honor to get through each day with sleep deprivation. Even if you feel like you can function on little sleep, it’s actually debilitating, if not dangerous, to a person’s health and mental faculties.
When you are deprived of sleep, you make it next to impossible to achieve your health and fitness goals. Lack of sleep can increase stress hormones in your body, and over time these can lead to inflammation and chronic diseases. Make sleep a priority to let your body heal and rejuvenate.
Sleeping well directly affects your clients’ mental and physical health. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on their daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even weight.
Many of our clients are regularly tossing and turning at night, struggling to get the sleep they need. Getting a good night’s sleep may seem like an impossible goal when they are wide awake at 3 a.m., but they have much more control over the quality of sleep than they probably realize, and seeking the help of a Certified Sleep Science coach or trainer is becoming increasingly more important for many people around the world.
Benefits of Becoming a Certified Sleep Science Coach/Trainer
Regardless of what type of coaching, training, or consulting you already do as part of your business, becoming a Certified Sleep Science Coach will give you the tools, resources, knowledge, and credential to help more people while you earn a greater income.
You Make a Difference
You will help your clients dramatically enhance their metabolism, memory, creativity, immune function, hormone balance, hunger management, disease prevention, sports performance, accident avoidance, memory, reaction time, good judgment, surgery recovery, and happiness.
You have the opportunity to help and make a difference for a diverse group of people with a variety of needs and goals.
“Why am I so tired?” is one the most commonly searched questions on Google around the world. According to the CDC, An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder, and the entire sleep industry is now over $40 BILLION a year.
You can seek out alternative and lucrative, opportunities as a blogger, writer, podcast host or guest, author, online content provider and host, expert for authority websites, a frequent guest on radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications.
Work From Anywhere
Work from the comfort of your home office. If a traditional home office isn’t right for you, with a Sleep Coaching business, you will have the freedom to take your office on the road, and work and help clients from literally anywhere in the world.
How to Become a Sleep Coach/Trainer
Complete an Accredited Program
Helping people improve different areas of their life is a big responsibility—and requires specialized training to be effective. In your program, you should learn about Sleep hygiene – the term used to describe good sleep habits. How to develop a set of guidelines and scientific strategies, which are designed to enhance good sleeping. A successful program should also show you how to coach your clients on sleep science, behaviors, and patterns and implement strategies that your client can use on a daily basis.
Pass Your Exam and Become Officially Certified!
Earning a sleep science certification can go a long way toward gaining the trust of potential clients. Credentials, which are provided by professional associations like the Spencer Institute and NESTA, require expertise and demonstration of high work standards.
- Study consistently and stay confident
- Focus on the main topics
- Remember the application of your new knowledge
Ways to Work as a Certified Sleep Coach/Trainer
1. Online Sleep Coaching Business Helping Individuals and Families
Today, ask your friends, family, and clients this simple question, “Do you always get enough quality sleep each night?” We predict less than 25% of the people will say they get enough quality sleep each night. Next, tell/ask them this… “I’m now considering becoming a Certified Sleep Science Coach. Would you like to learn proven, simple and effective strategies to quickly improve your sleep?” We predict 90% will say they want that service. Now you realize how many people want and need your help. You will be given the knowledge, skills, training, and resources to offer online coaching to clients of different ages and with various health considerations. Coaching can be done by phone, text, Skype or Zoom.
2. Create Online Sleep Science Courses
These can be sold to customers all over the world. You learn exactly how to do this with the included online coach training modules. Your courses can include a manual, handouts, sleep journals, dream journals, video lessons, etc. You can even “upsell” each order with the option to include online coaching.
You have the option of selling your online courses from your own blog, or on other sites where you get a lot more web traffic and do some type of revenue share with the site owner. These course platforms include the following: Fiverr, Udemy, Coursera, and Skillshare. Each of these platforms gets millions of visitors each month. You benefit from the traffic. Your cost is splitting the revenue.
3. Combine Sleep coaching with Fitness Training
If you are working with clients in-person at your home, it’s easy to add sleep science coaching into a training/coaching monthly package. You have endless options of how to make combination offers. You can create a package with one sleep coaching session for every 10 fitness training sessions. You can add sleep coaching to your health and wellness coaching business and just charge a premium.
Depending on your total skillset, you can do a combination of fitness, wellness, nutrition, and sleep coaching. It’s a far more complete combination of services. You can create endless combinations of how many sessions of each service is given each month. It will all depend on the individual needs of your clients. Of course, this can also be offered online.
4. Offer Sleep Coaching to Corporations and Employees
Grogginess, poor sleep, fatigue, and serious sleep disturbances dramatically affect a company’s productivity. In some cases, it also negatively affects safety at a company as well. In case you are wondering, corporate health and wellness is big business. The Spencer Institute has a complete certification course on this topic to help you gain additional skills.
You can generate income working with corporations in any/all of the following ways: Create educational products specific to “Executive Sleep” (as an example), create online courses for human resource departments to distribute to employees, offer keynote speaking presentations at human resource conventions/meetings, offer “lunch and learn” events for employees, write a book for human resource professionals, and any combination of these income models.
Become a Certified Sleep Science Coach Today!
When you become a Certified Sleep Science Coach, you will learn how to help your clients dramatically enhance their metabolism, memory, creativity, immune function, hormone balance, hunger management, disease prevention, sports performance, accident avoidance, memory, reaction time, good judgement, surgery recovery, happiness and over 100 additional functions and behaviors.
Our programs are open to anyone with a desire to learn and help others. There are no prerequisites.
That’s it for now.