Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC

Proper Sleep Coach

Kelly Day O’Brien is a national board-certified Health and Wellness Coach with a background in integrative and functional lifestyle strategies. She has additional training and expertise in sleep behavior change. Her coach training is through Duke Integrative Medicine where she continues as a Coach Training Assistant for on-going cohorts.

Kelly has over 25 years of healthcare experience, including hundreds of hours of individual and group coaching. It was during her early career as a broadcast journalist that she came to understand—first hand— the critical connection between sleep quality and optimal well-being.

How To Properly Take A Nap: Benefits, Tips, + FAQs

Early afternoon snooze, siesta, cat nap, power nap, midday zzzs...whatever you call it, here's what the research shows about its benefits and trade-offs.

Mar. 22, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi, Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC & Lauren Hoogs, NBC-HWC

Are Sleep Problems Hereditary?

Yes, our genes can influence our sleep problems. But that doesn’t mean we’re powerless or predestined for poor sleep.

Jan. 18, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi, Lauren Hoogs, NBC-HWC & Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC

FAQ: What Does “Normal” Sleep Look Like?

Normal sleep cycles, oxygen levels, sleeping heart rate, amount of deep sleep, amount of REM sleep, amount of light sleep, total amount of sleep, and more.

Dec. 21, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi, Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC & Lauren Hoogs, NBC-HWC

6 Ways To Calm A Racing Mind + Get Better Sleep

While sleep solutions aren't one-size-fits-all, there are certain evidence-backed relaxation techniques that serve as a great starting point to help calm a racing mind.

Oct. 12, 2021

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM & Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC

4 Ways A Sleep Coach Can Help You

How to improve your sleep with expert, personalized guidance + behavioral change.

Aug. 10, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi, Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM & Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC