Sleep Science and the Coaching of Individual Sleeping Patterns



Sleep science has shown how very important a good night’s sleep is for your health and this information is incredible. Sleep is as important to a healthy body as is exercising and eating healthy are. But in our Western culture, there are many things that interfere with natural patterns of sleep. Individuals now sleep less than people have in the past and the quality of sleep has also decreased. 

Sleep coach

There are ten reasons why sleeping well is important and sleep science shows that 5 are so vital that a person might need a sleep coach to help with poor sleep. These 5 include:

  • Good sleep improves productivity and concentration.
  • Poor sleepers have a larger risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • Sleep affects the metabolism of glucose and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Sleeping poorly is linked to some depression.
  • Sleep improves immune function.

Health coaching careers

To become a certified sleep coach involves earning certification. This is an important area of health coaching and involves often working with children who have poor sleep patterns. Sleep science shows that poor sleeping patterns begin in childhood. Working with these children can improve sleep quality that will last a lifetime.

Become a sleep coach

To earn your certification as a sleep coach or to have a career as a coach in gentle sleep for children, one must complete fundamental training, pass an exam and then begin working with 3 real cases. In the “GSC Certification and Advanced Mentorship” program, a person will be continually supervised by a clinical group. 

Careers in health

Health coaching in the United States is currently a $6 billion industry. It is forecasted to grow to over $8 billion by 2022, with over 120,000 practicing health coaches. Many of these coaching careers are in sleep coaching as sleep is studied more and shown to be so important to the overall health of individuals.