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Sleep Junkie: Your Ultimate Guide to Better Sleep


Welcome to Sleep Junkie, your ultimate destination for all sleep-related matters. Driven by a relentless pursuit of better sleep, our diverse team of experts is committed to exploring and sharing the latest breakthroughs in sleep products and scientific insights. We aim to help you understand the science of sleep and find the perfect solutions for your needs. Our mission is to provide comprehensive product reviews, informative sleep guides, and relevant tips for improving your sleep quality. We’re dedicated to helping you get the best night’s sleep possible, and we continuously update our knowledge and resources to keep you informed.

Note: We may receive financial compensation for products purchased through links or codes on this website. sleepjunkie.com is owned by Healthy Sleep, LLC and includes Amerisleep, LLC advertising.

Sleep Junkie’s Mission and Benefits for Readers

Our mission at Sleep Junkie is to empower you with comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased information about sleep products, science, and wellness. We strive to help you understand the importance of sleep, optimize your sleep environment, and improve your overall sleep quality. By providing expert guidance and in-depth product reviews, we aim to help you make informed decisions that lead to better sleep and a healthier, happier life.

Goals and Objectives

Short-Term Goals:

  1. Continuously expand our knowledge base with up-to-date sleep science research and product reviews.
  2. Engage with our readers, addressing their concerns and questions, to create a supportive sleep community.
  3. Foster relationships with sleep experts, researchers, and industry professionals to ensure our content is accurate, reliable, and relevant.

Long-Term Goals:

  1. Become the leading resource for sleep information, trusted by individuals and professionals alike.
  2. Develop a wider range of content, including multimedia resources and interactive tools, to enhance user experience and learning.
  3. Collaborate with sleep-focused organizations, researchers, and manufacturers to drive innovation in the sleep industry.


We are dedicated to providing honest, unbiased information and maintaining transparency in our content creation and curation processes.


We prioritize the accuracy and reliability of our content by collaborating with experts, conducting thorough research, and implementing a rigorous editorial process.


We strive to create content that caters to a diverse range of readers, addressing different sleep preferences, needs, and concerns.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to staying current with industry trends and advances in sleep science and regularly updating our content and methodology to ensure the best possible experience for our readers.

Reader-Centric Approach

We place our readers' needs and concerns at the heart of everything we do, aiming to provide valuable, relevant, and actionable information that benefits their lives.

Meet our sleep experts

SleepJunkie’s experts ensures that our content upholds the highest standards. Our dedicated team helps ensure that the information we publish is current and trustworthy.

Brian W. Wu, MD, PhD

Integrative Biology and Disease

Dr. Brian Wu earned his MD and Ph.D from the Keck School of Medicine (University of Southern California). His Ph.D. is in integrative biology and disease for his research in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He is currently a psychiatrist in his residency at LAC USC.

Michele Roberge, RPSGT, R.T.

Sleep Disorder Treatment

Michele Roberge is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and a Registered Radiologic Technologist. She also serves on the board for the Florida Association of Sleep Technologists (FAST).

Shawna Robins is a #1 Amazon best selling author, graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), a national board-certified health and wellness coach, and CEO of Kaia Health and Wellness.

Dr. David Gao, PharmD., MBA

Oncology and Nutrition

Dr. David Gao, PharmD., MBA is a licensed pharmacist specializing in oncology and nutrition. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy at St. John’s University and completed his Masters of business administration (MBA) at SUNY Oswego. He is a senior pharmacist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Jessee Dietch, PhD

Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Dr. Jessee Dietch earned her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology with a specialization in behavioral sleep medicine from the University of North Texas. She completed her psychology residency at the Durham VA and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine and VA Palo Alto. She is currently an assistant professor of psychology at […]

Alicia Roth, PhD, DBSM

Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Alicia Roth, PhD, DBSM is a Clinical Health Psychologist & Staff at the Cleveland Clinic, where she specializes in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Florida, Internship at the Baltimore VA, and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. Her work focuses on treating a range of sleep disorders, […]

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a compassionate and skilled outpatient physical therapist with nine years of experience in the field. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Elon University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Dr. Miller specializes in Neurological, Geriatric, and Vestibular Physical Therapy and serves as […]

Brittany Ford, RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Brittany Ford is certified as a holistic nutritionist by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). She also hosts the Biohacking with Brittany podcast. In her practice, Brittany focuses on improving gut health and troubleshooting skin problems through diet.

Rebecca M. C. Spencer, PhD

Sleep Function & Measurement

Rebecca M. C. Spencer, PhD is a professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her PhD in Neuroscience at Purdue University and did her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research in sleep spans from children to older adults and has focused on sleep function […]

Dr. Miho Tanaka, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Tanaka is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine injuries, and she’s served as a physician for many professional and semi-professional sports teams. Dr. Tanaka is also the founding director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Dr. Nayantara Santhi, PhD

Sleep & Circadian Rhythm

Dr. Nayantara Santhi is an associate professor of psychology at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Santhi’s body of work includes numerous articles on how circadian rhythms regulate an individual’s sleep-wake cycle. Santhi’s articles have also focused on related elements such as bright light exposure and melatonin production.

Dr. Erson Religioso III is a fellowship-trained physical therapist with 25 years of experience, specializing in TMD, headaches, spinal care, runners, gymnasts, and chronic pain. As the owner of EDGE Rehab and Sport Science, a cash-based practice in Buffalo, NY, Dr. Religioso is committed to empowering patients with education, self-assessment, and treatment strategies that require […]

Dr. Jordan Burns, DC, MS

Sleep Positions & Back Pain

Dr. Burns is an established authority in sleep health, combining over a decade of hands-on experience in chiropractic care with a deeply rooted knowledge of sleep science. A holder of degrees in Kinesiology, Life Sciences, Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Chiropractic, his interdisciplinary background uniquely positions him at the intersection of wellness, ergonomics, and sleep […]

Dr. Nilong Vyas, Pediatrician

Sleep For Infants & Children

Dr. Nilong Vyas is a board-certified pediatrician with over eight years of experience in her field. She has dedicated her career to helping children and their parents achieve healthier sleep habits, a belief that serves as the foundation of her practice. Her mantra, “from good sleep comes good eaters, readers, and behaviors,” encapsulates her holistic […]

Jing Zhang is a prominent figure in the realm of sleep research, specializing in the intricate connection between sleep and memory. With an extensive research tenure exceeding 7 years, she delves into the neural underpinnings of these processes. Currently, as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, she unravels the enigma of memory […]

Meet our writers

Our team consists of dedicated sleep experts who work tirelessly to ensure that the information we publish is accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy. We collaborate with medical professionals, psychologists, physical therapists, and other specialists with backgrounds in sleep science to review and validate our content, ensuring that it's both reliable and relevant.

Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Lindsay Boyers is a functional nutritionist, writer, and editor with over a decade of experience in research-based writing and product testing, mostly in the sleep, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle spaces. She’s personally tested more than three dozen mattresses and various other sleep products, including pillows, sheets, and weighted blankets.

Lindsay holds certifications in holistic nutrition, functional nutrition, and professional food safety, as well as a B.S. in food and nutrition. She’s currently working toward certification in sleep science.

She’s written 15 books and her work appears on Forbes, CNET, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, Active.com, Healthline, Garage Gym Reviews, CNN, mindbodygreen, and LIVESTRONG, among others.

Stacey Nash

Contributing Writer

Stacey L. Nash is a health, fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle writer. She applies her experiences as a mother, a runner, and a former high school and college athlete towards her research.

As a Seattle-based author, Stacey also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Puget Sound.

Her work spans a wide range of topics such as exercise habits, home improvement tips, and even smart sleeping strategies. Stacey has written for a wide variety of publications such as Chicago Tribune, The Spruce, Greatist, BobVila.com, and MSN.

Sharon Brandwein

Contributing Writer, Certified Sleep Science Coach

Sharon Brandwein is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and a freelance writer. She specializes in parenting, health, and of course, all things sleep. As a native New Yorker, Sharon graduated with honors from The Fashion Institute of Technology and Queens College.

Her first article was originally published on Her View From Home and subsequently picked up for reprints on ABC news, Motherly, and Scary Mommy. Since then, Sharon has written hundreds of articles for over 50 other publications, including USAToday, Bustle, Forbes, Parents, and Shondaland.

Sharon’s work in the sleep niche includes bylines in Sleepopolis, Moshi — the #1 sleep app for kids, and Eat This, Not That!
When she’s not busy writing, you’ll probably find her mixing in with her kids and adding more books to her ever-growing TBR pile.

Dorothy Chambers

Sleep Expert

Dorothy Chambers is our in-house sleep expert and a firm believer in the benefits of a daytime nap. With a background in psychology, Dorothy is fully aware of the impact sleep has on our brain, mood, and overall well being. In an effort to help readers lead happier, more productive, and healthier lives, Dorothy spends her time researching the best sleep habits to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling rested.

Her work has been featured on Home & Gardens, House Beautiful, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, CNBC, Bustle, Yahoo! Finance, Fox 17, and even AARP.org.

Harrison Wall

Business Strategist & Sleep Analyst

Harrison Wall is Sleep Junkie’s business strategist and sleep analyst. He also authors posts on bedding and mattress accessories. Harrison regularly coordinates with new mattress companies and tests their products to determine what really helps you get better rest and have brighter mornings.

His work has been featured in BusinessNewsDaily and Tech.co.

Christine Lapp

Christine Lapp is a full-time graduate student and part-time freelancer for Sleep Junkie. Since she was a little girl on the soccer field, Christine has had a love for sports, and she believes everybody should get up and get moving once a day.

Christine Lapp is a full-time graduate student and part-time freelancer for Sleep Junkie. Since she was a little girl on the soccer field, Christine has had a love for sports, and she believes everybody should get up and get moving once a day. Now, she incorporates her love for exercise into her studies, pursuing a degree in exercise physiology. Christine understands that what you do during your waking hours has a direct impact on your night’s sleep. In our better sleep guides, she offers advice for developing healthy daytime habits to nurture a more peaceful slumber.

Her work has been featured in BHG, Southern Living, and Reader’s Digest.

Rosie Osmun

Contributing Writer, Certified Sleep Science Coach

Rosie Osmun specializes in covering health, wellness, and beauty topics. She has a passion for improving people’s quality of life through in-depth writing and research. She also enjoys traveling and learning about history.

She has recently become a Certified Sleep Science Coach and has spent more than 15 years embedded in the health, wellness, sleep, and mattress industries. Rosie received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government with a certificate in International Relations from Arizona State University.

As a writer and product reviewer, Rosie has also tested dozens of different mattresses in order to better understand how different materials and designs alleviate pain, conform to the body, minimize heat, and relieve pressure. She’s covered topics such as reducing nightly back pain and eating well to sleep better at night. Her work experience includes brand & product development, consumer marketing, and product testing, which helps her as a researcher and writer.

Her work on health, mattresses, and sleep has been published on Huffington Post, Sonima, Lifehacker, Mindful, Earth 911, Lifehack.org, and several other outlets. Rosie has also been quoted on popular sites such as Healthline, The Sun, Evening Standard, BedTimes Magazine, and Woman & Home.


Established in 2012, Sleep Junkie has come a long way in our quest to educate and inform our readers about the importance of quality sleep. As we've grown, we've collaborated with experts, conducted extensive research, and gained valuable insights into the world of sleep science. We believe that a good night's sleep is the foundation of a healthy and happy life, and we're dedicated to helping you achieve just that.


Sleep Junkie launched with humble beginnings in part to help people sleep better.

Dedicated Work

In 2014, we accumulated hundreds of mattress reviews and better sleep guides, expanding our research base farther than we could’ve expected.

Rapid Growth

Our team and research base were featured on top websites such as Forbes, USA Today, CBS News, and more.

Now & The Future

Today, Sleep Junkie is one of the most widely-read review and sleep wellness sites.

Dedicated Work
Rapid Growth
Now & The Future

Sleep Junkie launched with humble beginnings in part to help people sleep better.


In 2014, we accumulated hundreds of mattress reviews and better sleep guides, expanding our research base farther than we could’ve expected.


Our team and research base were featured on top websites such as Forbes, USA Today, CBS News, and more.


Today, Sleep Junkie is one of the most widely-read review and sleep wellness sites.

Achievements and Recognitions

Notable Achievements and Milestones:
  1. Since its launch in 2012, Sleep Junkie has grown from a small blog to one of the most widely-read review and sleep wellness sites.
  2. Accumulated hundreds of comprehensive mattress reviews and better sleep guides, providing extensive sleep-related research and resources for readers.
  3. Consistently expanded and updated content, becoming a trusted authority on sleep science and sleep product reviews.
Awards, Media Features, and Collaborations:
  1. Sleep Junkie’s team and research base have been featured in top media outlets such as Forbes, USA Today, CBS News, and more.
  2. Collaborated with well-known sleep experts, medical professionals, and industry influencers to ensure the accuracy and relevance of content.
  3. Partnered with leading mattress and sleep product brands to provide readers with in-depth information and exclusive deals.
  4. Established an Expert Review Board consisting of physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, and other medical specialists with backgrounds specifically related to sleep science to review and validate content.

Through these achievements, recognitions, and collaborations, Sleep Junkie has become a trusted resource for individuals seeking to improve their sleep quality and deepen their understanding of sleep science.

Our Editorial Process

At Sleep Junkie, our editorial process goes beyond just proofreading for grammar and spelling errors. We submit our content to our expert review board, who vet it for medical accuracy and ensure that it’s free of bias or misinformation. This process guarantees that we only present the most current and reliable information on sleep-related topics.

In addition to our own assessments, we diligently read through customer reviews and gather feedback from verified product owners to present a balanced and comprehensive view of each product. Our commitment to transparency and objectivity ensures that our readers receive the most accurate and reliable information possible.

Our testing methodology at Sleep Junkie is comprehensive and involves multiple layers of evaluation to ensure the most accurate and useful reviews for our readers.

Led by Kristina Hindes, our Certified Sleep Coach, the process begins with physically testing mattresses, where Kristina’s expertise in sleep science and product knowledge plays a crucial role. She leads the assessment of motion isolation, temperature neutrality, and overall comfort, bringing her professional insights into the mix.

In addition to Kristina’s expert evaluation, we incorporate feedback from a diverse group of consumer product testers. These testers include side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers of various body types, ensuring that our reviews cater to all sleepers regardless of weight or sleep position. Their real-world experiences add a valuable dimension to our reviews, reflecting a wide range of user needs and preferences.

We also consider feedback from brand reviews, medical experts, influencers, and users to offer a well-rounded view of each product. This multifaceted approach helps readers make more informed decisions by providing perspectives from different angles.

Our Expert Review Board, which includes Kristina and other sleep professionals, then reviews the test results to ensure their accuracy and relevance to the latest sleep information. They scrutinize the findings, adding a layer of professional validation to our testing process.

Moreover, we compare the test results of the reviewed products with their competitors, highlighting unique features and aspects that set them apart. This comparative analysis is crucial in identifying what makes each product stand out in the market.

At Sleep Junkie, we are committed to staying current. We periodically update our reviews and re-test products if there are significant changes in product design, and features, or if new models are released. Kristina and our team of consumer product testers play a pivotal role in these updates, ensuring that our reviews always reflect the latest in sleep science and product innovation.

Community and Engagement at Sleep Junkie

Encouraging Interaction:

At Sleep Junkie, we highly value our readers’ feedback and insights, as they help us improve the quality and relevance of our content. We encourage our readers to interact with us through various channels, such as:

  1. Leaving comments on blog posts to share personal experiences, ask questions, or offer suggestions.
  2. Engaging with us on social media platforms, where we share the latest sleep news, tips, and product recommendations.
  3. Contacting us directly via email to ask questions, provide feedback, or inquire about potential collaborations.
Fostering a Supportive and Inclusive Community:

Sleep Junkie is committed to creating a supportive, informative, and inclusive community for our readers. To achieve this, we:

  1. Ensure that our content caters to a diverse range of sleep needs, preferences, and body types.
  2. Maintain a respectful and constructive atmosphere in the comments section and on social media, where readers can share their experiences and learn from each other.
  3. Respond to reader inquiries and feedback in a timely and helpful manner, demonstrating our commitment to assisting our readers in their journey towards better sleep.
Success Stories and Testimonials:

Over the years, Sleep Junkie has received numerous success stories and testimonials from readers who have benefited from our content. Some examples include:

  1. Readers who have found their perfect mattress through our comprehensive and unbiased reviews, resulting in improved sleep quality and reduced pain.
  2. Individuals who have implemented our sleep tips and strategies, leading to better sleep hygiene, increased energy levels, and enhanced overall well-being.
  3. Parents who have utilized our sleep guides for children, helping their little ones develop healthy sleep habits and routines.

These success stories demonstrate the impact of our content and also motivate us to continue providing valuable sleep resources for our growing community of readers.

Praise from our readers

Valuable Advice

“Thank you for this site and review. Awesome! And the advice in the comments are so valuable...”

No Longer Confused

“Thank you so much for writing about the best mattresses. I was confused before reading this not knowing which type of bed was best for me. Now I have an idea and it's time to go try them out!”

Sleep Experts

“Thank you for providing so much info on beds in one place!”


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Contact Us

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