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Dr. Wendy Troxel

Sleep Expert

 

Certifications

PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology @ University of Pittsburgh | Post-doctoral fellowship in Sleep Medicine @ University of Pittsburgh | Clinical Internship @ Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic | Licensed Clinical Psychologist @ Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, State of Utah | Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist @ American Board of Sleep Medicine

Biography

Dr. Wendy Troxel is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of “Sharing the Covers: Every Couple’s Guide to Better Sleep”. She is internationally recognized for her research on the importance of sleep and how sleep loss can harm our health, our relationships, and the economy. Her research has been widely cited in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the BBC, CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, and National Geographic, and she has a TEDx talk with over 2 million views.

Philosophy

We all know what a bad night of sleep feels like, right? Get a good night of sleep and you feel like you can conquer the world. Get a bad night of sleep (or lots of them), and even the simplest of tasks can seem insurmountable. Sleep is also a foundation for healthy living. Just think about how difficult it can be to make healthy dietary choices or adhere to fasting, when you are sleep-starved.

Yet far too often, even “healthy” people will sacrifice sleep for the other demands of living. As a specialty-trained sleep psychologist with over 15 years of research and clinical experience, I am passionate about helping people learn to prioritize sleep and take small steps to improve it so that they can upgrade their health, well-being, productivity, and relationships.