At Sleep.org, we are committed to connecting our readers with the information and resources they need to get a good night’s sleep.
Who We Are
Our mission is to provide informative, data-driven content and recommendations about sleep health, science, and products. We pride ourselves on expertise and experience in these fields, and each member of our team has spent years researching sleep-related topics. Every guide that appears on our site has been rigorously fact-checked for complete accuracy. We also routinely reevaluate and update our content to reflect evolving science and changing trends. The bottom line: We want you to sleep better, and we take every available measure to achieve this end result.
In December 2019, OneCare Media acquired Sleep.org with the goal of continuing the site’s longstanding mission of sleep education and advocacy while increasing readership and expanding its content. The new Sleep.org features fully updated evidence-based scientific articles readers have come to expect from this site along with more coverage of sleep products that will help readers make informed decisions on all aspects of their sleep journey. We hope this comprehensive approach will serve our readers in all aspects of their sleep health.
Our Medical Advisory Board
The Sleep.org medical advisory board checks and approves every guide and article on this site related to health, wellness, and sleep science. Our team of experts includes physicians, psychologists, and academic researchers, all of whom have a strong background in sleep and human health. Thanks to their expertise, you can rest assured that all of Sleep.org’s health content is accurate, error-free, and reflective of current data and findings.
Dr. Rebecca Robbins is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research draws upon health communication and marketing tools to design behavioral interventions to improve population sleep outcomes. She is particularly focused on interventions that improve sleep among those with chronic conditions. Dr. Robbins is the Co-Author of Sleep for Success! She has appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Day New York, and The Today Show.
MD, JD, DDS, MBA, MSPH
Dr. Steven C. Sun is an Attending Physician and the Clinical Director of the Perioperative Medicine, Physician Advocate Clinical Transformation at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has been a board-certified anesthesiologist for more than 20 years. In addition to his medical career, Dr. Sun also holds advanced degrees in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, public health, business administration, and law.
Dr. Troxel is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the interface between sleep, the social environment, and health. Her work has been published in top-tier scientific journals and has received widespread media attention, including a TEDx talk on sleep in adolescents with over 1.9 million views. Her book, Sharing the Covers: Every Couple’s Guide to Better Sleep will be released April 2021.
Our Medical Review Experts
The Sleep.org medical experts review and approve every article and guide concerning sleep health, medicine, and wellness topics. This level of oversight ensures our content is completely accurate and up to date. The board includes physicians, psychologists, and academic researchers. Each member has a strong background in the fields of sleep health and medicine, and their expertise serves as the authoritative foundation of our scientific content.
Dr. Dustin Cotliar is a board-certified emergency physician who trained at Mount Sinai Health System in New York and has a background in public health. He is interested in patient engagement and education and is a major proponent of sleep being a fundamental pillar of good health. He contributes to research on healthcare quality and delivery with the Kaiser Family Foundation, and his work has been featured in articles by NPR, Politico, and CNBC.
Dr. Judith Glaser, D.O., is a board-certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, certified medical acupuncturist, and posture specialist. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed acupuncture training at the Helms Medical Institute, and has over 10 years of experience diagnosing and treating pain symptoms. Dr. Glaser believes in a holistic approach to patient care and now treats patients in private practice and as an attending physiatrist at inpatient rehabilitation facilities and hospitals throughout the New York area.
Sherrie Neustein, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and received her medical doctorate with honors from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Neustein practices General Pediatrics in New York and has served as an assistant professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is a founding member and vice president of the board of JOWMA, a not-for-profit medical association for the advancement of the careers of women in medicine.
Meet Our Editorial Team
Our editorial team consists of writers, editors, researchers, and product analysts. Each member brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the articles, guides, and product reviews you’ll find on Sleep.org. We are dedicated to helping you understand sleep science and recommending sleep products that can have a meaningful impact on your life, well-being, and personal health.
David is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with a lifelong passion for wellbeing and health optimization. His interest in sleep developed with the arrival of his son, with sleep suddenly a precious commodity. Since then, David has researched everything from bedtime routines to mattress toppers in his quest for a great night’s sleep. He has a bachelor’s in international communications and a master’s in business administration. David spends most of his time with his wife and two young children, usually outdoors in his home state of Colorado.
Alison Deshong has nearly a decade of experience in health communications. Working as a research scientist at the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Santa Cruz, she studied the regulation of fertility and consistently won accolades for her ability to clearly and concisely communicate complicated research topics in an engaging and entertaining way. Since hanging up her lab coat, Alison has dedicated herself towards creating resources to promote health and wellness and educate readers about the all-encompassing benefits of sleep.
Allyson believes that effectively communicating scientific concepts empowers audiences to make meaningful changes in their lives. As a result, the science of sleep is among her favorite fields. She has taught scientific and technical communication university courses for over 5 years in the United States and Norway, where she was a 2019 to 2020 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Allyson brings her background as a storyteller to her courses and her practice of scientific writing. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in fiction and a certificate in professional and technical communication from the University of South Florida. In addition to writing, Allyson enjoys hiking and salsa dancing.
Daniel grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii but has lived in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, France, and Switzerland. He now lives in London. Daniel has a master's degree in public policy and enjoys helping people understand complex ideas through his writing. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys cooking, traveling, solving and designing crossword puzzles, and playing board games with friends.
Brittany is a professional copywriter and editor who has struggled with insomnia since childhood. She understands the importance of adequate sleep and the resources that improve its quality. In her free time, she can be found binging a television series, reading a book, laughing at her own jokes, or spoiling her cat.
Matt Whittle is a freelance writer and editor who holds a B.A. in English from Penn State University. He has experience as a writer and editor in the wine industry and higher education.
Mallorie is a mental health therapist and has spent the last 5 years working with individuals exhibiting a variety of issues. While Mallorie spends much of her time working with others, you're most likely to find her in the houseplant section of any store. Mallorie believes it is never too late to change a bad habit and is on a constant mission to repair the poor sleeping habits she created during her grueling grad school years. Mallorie lives with her husband Neil and two dogs, Bailey and Arlo, in Western Washington.
Rebecca holds a degree in anthropology from Indiana University-Bloomington and spent almost a decade working in the natural health industry before turning her love of writing into a career. As a freelance writer and editor, she has covered everything from healthcare and experimental music to education. Rebecca lives in Tennessee, where she spends her free time reading, writing fiction, and making music.
William Slyter is an educational content writer with an associate's degree in communications. He served as communications director for an educational non-profit for 15 years. Inquisitive and creative, he has worked as a presenter, martial arts instructor, musician, artist, and more. He longs for the day when sleep will come easily for him.
Cat Carroll is originally from Seattle, Washington. She is a writer, editor, and full-time traveler. When she's not researching and writing about sleep solutions, you can find her hiking, climbing, and otherwise adventuring.
Garen is a health and lifestyle content creator. She realized the importance of sleep when her children made getting a good night's rest more challenging. Since then, she has not taken the benefits of sleep for granted and enjoys researching and writing about sleep products and practices. Garen has always called the Pacific Northwest home. In her free time, she enjoys exploring nearby and far afield with family and friends.
Afy is a science writer and editor with a specialty in healthcare research. She holds a Master of Science in health policy from the London School of Economics and has two bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from Georgia State University. She enjoys international solo traveling and reading non-fiction books.
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