FOUNDER AND CURATOR OF SWEET DREAMS

As a mother of three young children, Krista is a firm believer in the power of sleep to lead to happier and healthier family. Armed with the understanding of the basics for healthy sleep, Krista took her enthusiasm to train with the Family Sleep Institute. Through her studies and experiences, it’s her goal to improve the well being of each family. Krista takes an individualize approach with each client, ensuring to consider family goals and the temperament of the child.

Krista holds an honours degree from the University of Waterloo. She’s an advocate for a fun, balanced, healthy and active lifestyle. When she’s not helping families get much needed rest, Krista occupies herself by running with her dog, baking with her 5 year old, giggling with her 3 year old, snuggling with her baby girl and daydreaming about her next home renovation project.

Read more about Krista’s personal sleep journey here.

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Education & Training

Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultant Certification, Family Sleep Institute
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for Professionals, Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Sleep Consulting with Families Who Have Children with Special Needs, Debbie Sasson, PsyD
Postpartum Depression & Other Postpartum Mood Disorders, Sarah Stern, Ph.D.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management, Eliot Katz, MD
Children at High Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing, Indra Narang, MD
Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sherri Katz, MD
Advanced Surgical Techniques in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Evan Props, MD
Dentistry and Sleep Disordered Breathing, Iris Kivity-Chandler, MD
Sleep Disorders in Children and Youth with Developmental Disorders, Golda Milo-Manson, MD
Sleep Disorders in Children: Clinical Cases, Glenda Bendiak, MD and Allison Zweerink MN, NP
Childhood Narcolepsy, Brian Murray, MD
Evaluation of the Sleepy Child, Reshma Amin, MD
An Approach to the Evaluation and Management of Paediatric Parasomnias, Shelly Weiss, MD
Common Behavioural Childhood Sleep Disorders, Glenda Bendiak, MD
Sleep in Infants and Children, Reshma Amin, MD and Robyn Stremler RN, PhD
The Evaluation of Sleep Problems in Adolescence, Rose Geist, MD and Shelly Weiss, MD
Potty Training and It’s Effects on Sleep, Ashley Hickey
Communication and the Family Meeting: “Recipes for Success”, Sharyn Timmerman, ECE
Chiropractic & Childhood Sleep Disturbances, Glory Eidt, D.C.
Sleep Ecology and Development in Early Infancy, Helen Ball, PhD.
Pediatric Sleep Opportunities & Considerations, Shalini Paruthi, MD; Joel Porquez, BS, RST/RPSGT, CCSH; Robert Rosenberg, MD, FCCP
The Incidence , Pathophysiology and Treatment GERD During Infancy, Warren Shapiro, MD
The Assessment and Management of Common Behavioral Sleep Problems in Children, Judy Owens, MD
Evaluating the Sleepy Child – Childhood Narcolepsy, Brian Murray, MD
Parasomnias in children, Sundeep Bola, MD
Update in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Disorders, Suhail Al-Saleh, MD
The Changing Paradigm of Paediatric OSA – Obesity related OSA, Indra Narang, MD
The Role of the ENT Surgeon in Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing, Evan Propst, MD
Non-Surgical therapies of OSA, Reshma Amin, MD
The Role of Dentistry in Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Benjamin Pliska, MD
Sleep Problems in Adolescence / Young Adults, Clodagh Ryan, Ph.D, and Alene Toulany, MD
Behavioural Sleep Disorders & their Management, Golda Milo-Manson, MD
A Review of Behavioural Aspects of Children’s Sleep, Luci Wiggs, DPhil
Later School Start Times: Absenteeism down, Alertness up, Jennifer Chan, M.Ed
Memory, Sleep Architecture and Learning Potential, Carlyle Smith, PhD
Sleepiness and Driving in Adolescents, Arina Bingeliene, MD
Stress, Coping and Sleep in Teens, Gilla Shapiro, MA (Cantab), MPA, MPP
Sleep scheduling, circadian factors and education, Richard Ferber, MD, FAASM
Collaborative Talk: The interplay between sleep and neurocognitive development in preschool age children, Graham Reid, PhD & J. Bruce Morton, PhD
Cognitive and Behavioural Modification in Adolescents with Insomnia: A Case-Based Approach, Cara Ooi, MD, FRCPC 
Bad Behaviour at School: Can Bad Sleep Play a Role?, Sharon Chung, PhD