Caitlin Mercer
Founder - Sleep Ease Consulting
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hey Fam! My name is Caitlin, but some people call me mom, nurse, wife, sleep coach.

I am recently married to my husband, Nick, and together we have two precious boys – Luke and Cameron. I thought being a nurse was rewarding – until I became a mother, and that is the most rewarding job of all time. I have been a registered nurse since 2015 and I absolutely love being a nurse. One of the most rewarding aspects of being a nurse is the ability to connect with our patients and their families on such an intimate level. I love empowering and supporting patients and families to know that they are able to get through anything. I will be using my nursing experience to help families and their little one’s navigate sleep issues and build healthy sleep habits.

I’m not going to lie … I’m not a hobby person. When I’m not working 12-hour days and nights as a nurse, or being a mom full time – catering to every need of my children, all I want to do is sleep.

When I first had Luke I thought that it was normal that he didn’t sleep. But honestly, I never gave him the chance to try. I was constantly trying to breastfeed this child and would set an alarm every 1.5 hours during the night to wake him up to feed him (WHAT?!). Luke was the KING of cat naps – 30 minutes and he was awake. I remember laying him on his play mat and I would lay down with him and close my eyes and hold his hand because I physically couldn’t keep my eyes open for one more second. Mentally I was becoming the worst version of myself – Caitlin when sleep deprived.

I would talk to my friend, a fellow nurse and mom, and ask her what is wrong with my child, he doesn’t sleep and I am mentally and physically drained. She brought to light the sleep sense program that she followed for her daughter. She swore by it, she said she had that girl falling asleep on her own and through the night in just a few days. Again, WHAT?! Sorcery, it couldn’t be true. Well it was true. I needed that. At this point I was falling asleep on the floor in his room with my hand in between the rungs of his crib holding his hand while he slept. Once Luke was 5 months old, a long 5 months of no sleep that was, I dove into sleep training. I didn’t think he could do it, but he did, EASY. And here we are 3 years later and he is an amazing sleeper. I used all the tools I learned from Luke and from day one with Cameron, establishing a sense of routine, teaching strategies for successful sleep, and guess what?! At 6 months old he’s been sleeping through the night too!

These boys both know that the best version of their mom is a one who is rested.

This mom knows that the best version of her sons are the ones who are rested.

Let me help you and your children get the sleep you all need to be the best version of YOU!