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We’re experts on how to sleep better


We’re a bunch of lifetime insomniacs who wanted something better than restless nights. Getting those sweet, sweet Zzzs is what drives us to always seek the next greatest thing in sleep. If there’s a new mattress that helps a person get more sleep or an eye mask that blocks out a little bit more light, we’re all over that.

Aside from products, we look into why and how sleep impacts our daily lives. Sleep science is fascinating so we love to share and make it accessible to everyone, including those that don’t love reading scientific journals as we do.

If you consider yourself a bona fide Sleep Junkie, welcome to your new one-stop-shop for all things sleep.

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.

Our understanding of sleep didn’t happen overnight


We started Sleep Junkie in 2012 and one of our goals is to show people the value of a good night’s sleep. Sleep Junkie works to be the expert on all topics related to sleep. On our site, you’ll find comprehensive mattress reviews, the best mattress deals available, and tips on how to sleep better.

Our understanding of sleep didn’t happen overnight. We consulted with experts and conducted research into why we sleep, how to sleep better, and how a good night’s sleep improves your daily life. The more research we did, the more our assumptions were affirmed: a good night’s sleep is one of the foundations of living a healthy and happy life.

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.

Dr. Jade Wu, PhD, DBSM

Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Dr. Wu is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine with degrees from Cornell University and Boston University. She also completed her medical psychology residency and clinical fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine.

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

Health, Wellness, and Sleep

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, […]

Jennifer Miller, PT, DPT

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Dr. Jennifer Miller is an outpatient physical therapist. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Elon University, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She now specializes in Neurological, Geriatric, and Vestibular Physical Therapy and works in the medical field as a primary care provider treating neurological conditions. Dr. […]

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 is a fellowship-trained cash-based PT practice owner in the topic of Modern Manual Therapy. He has a #CashPT Practice in the Buffalo, NY area, EDGE Rehab and Sport Science, where he specializes in TMD, headaches, spinal care, runners, gymnasts, and chronic pain. His focus is on seeing the patient as little as […]

Dr. Jordan Burns, DC, MS

Sleep Positions & Back Pain

Dr. Jordan Burns is a chiropractor and owner of ProWellness Chiropractic in Fishers, Indiana. He is an Indiana University-Bloomington graduate, where he received his first Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology while being a member of the men’s track and field team. Dr. Burns then attended Logan University-College of Chiropractic where he graduated with three […]

Dr. Nilong Vyas, Pediatrician

Sleep For Infants & Children

Dr. Nilong Vyas, MD is a board certified pediatrician. She earn eda Masters in Public Health degree from Tulane University as well as a Medical Doctorate from LSU Health Sciences Center. After completing her Pediatrics residency at LSU she worked as an ER Physician at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.

Meet our writers

We hold our content to high standards. Our writers spend countless hours on research to produce in-depth articles and buying guides.

David Klose

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.

David Klose

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

Sleep Writer

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.

Our Growth & Innovation

Starting in 2012, one key mission has been to deliver top-quality content to our readers. Today, we’re continuing to shape the sleep industry.


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.

Our Editorial Process

Our editorial process goes beyond just cleaning up copy to minimize grammar and spelling errors. We submit our pieces to our expert review board to vet them for medical inaccuracies, preventing us form spreading myths and misinformation. This ensures we only present up-to-date information for a greater understanding of sleep-related topics.

When it comes to ranking products for our articles, we rely not only on our perceptions but also other’s perceptions. We dilignantly read through customer reviews to see what other people think about a product, allowing us to present it in a fair light.

Advertising Disclosure

Our articles often link to various products from numerous brands. Not only does this increase user convenience, allowing them to quickly judge a product’s potential for themselves, but partnering with brands increases our ability to provide in-depth information. Without affiliate links, we would be dependent on users to directly fund our articles and research.

When writing our articles, we strive to make our connections transparent while producing objective content. Our dedication is reserved for creating articles that help people boost their sleep quality and deepen their understanding of sleep science. For more information, please read our full advertising policy.

Privacy Policy

We write our articles with our readers in mind, and that extends toward taking their privacy concerns into account. We collect data to improve our understanding of what readers want, from streamlining the user experience to seeing what article subjects attract readers.

If you want to learn more about our protections, please visit our privacy policy page.

Terms of Use

While we write to inform the reader of many medical matters, we are not a substitute for a visit with your doctor. Concerns about your sleep quality or other medical issues should be raised with a medical professional that can give an accurate diagnosis. If you suspect you need immediate medical attention, please call emergency services or your doctor right away.

Contact Us

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