My Story

Meet Yana Khassanov,

My name is Yana and I am a mother of three beautiful children, and my fluffy pup, Mocha. I am so glad you decided to visit my page. I am the owner of A GYFT of Sleep Solutions.  I help parents like you, because I understand first-hand how sleep deprivation affects families.

My journey to becoming a Certified Sleep Consultant began with my own personal struggles with getting my baby to sleep. While I did not encounter any sleep issues with my first two kids (now teenagers), I seemed to have been struggling in getting my 6 month old to sleep. When I returned to work after my maternity leave ended, I felt exhausted and helpless. Through my training as a sleep consultant, I was able to apply the methods with my own daughter and within two weeks, SHE WAS SLEEPING!

Ever since I was in high school, I aspired to have a profession in the Healthcare field; it intrigued me, because I am inclined to helping people. I remember, in the 11th grade during a typing class, we practiced typing an article about Pharmacists. This is when I decided that I wanted to study Pharmacy. During my 5th year of the program, I gave birth to my first daughter, so I decided to take some time off, because as we all know having a baby is no easy task. I was ready to get back and finish my degree in the spring. Unfortunately, the school did not allow me to return to the Pharmacy program. So, I switched my career path, and in 2007, I graduated from Saint John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration.

For the last 15 years, I have been working as a Healthcare Compliance Officer; as a Compliance Officer, I am responsible for ensuring that healthcare facilities and organizations comply with all relevant laws and regulations. I have a critical role in maintaining the integrity of healthcare operations and ensuring that patients receive safe and ethical care. Even though my career is rewarding, I desired a more direct approach to helping people. I decided to become a certified sleep consultant. Both Healthcare compliance and sleep consulting require attention to detail, focus on safety, communication skills, and staying current on regulations and best practices.

As a Sleep Consultant, I am dedicated to helping parents navigate the often-overwhelming process of getting their baby to sleep through the night. I provide practical advice, support, and guidance to parents by helping them understand their children’s sleep patterns and behaviors. I also work with parents to develop sleep routines and habits that promote healthy sleep. My approach to sleep consulting is holistic, taking into consideration a range of factors such as age, feeding habits, and environment. I work collaboratively with parents to tailor a sleep plan that meets their specific needs and goals.

If you are struggling with your child’s sleep, please reach out. I am here to help!