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We are a passionate team based out of Brooklyn, NY that is focused on helping you sleep better!

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We Love What We Do

Our mission is a simple one: We want to help you get incredible sleep. And how you might ask? By not only conducting extensive research into the subject itself, but by personally testing out the hundreds of mattresses, pillows, blankets, sheets, and gadgets on the market that claim to improve the quality of your slumber. Founded in 2014, we aim to provide the most trusted and comprehensive sleep resource available.

The Sleepopolis team takes incredible pride in the work we do. We hope that the reviews, news, and sleep information can help you on your personal journey for better sleep. And though the job is fun – it’s not all naps! We love creating content that you enjoy, whether it’s on our site, or a video on our YouTube page. Speaking of the team…

The Team

Logan Block
Director of Content

The first question people ask me when they find out I work at Sleepopolis is “What is the best mattress?” and my response is always, “it depends on how you sleep.” With different materials, builds and price points everyone is looking for something different out of their mattress. Having reviewed hundreds of products, I can tell you there is a lot to know and my goal is to use what I’ve learned about mattresses to match you with the perfect bed so you can get a great night’s sleep. Allow me to guide your search and we’ll have you dozing like a dream in no time.

How I Sleep: I’m a stomach sleeper, so I need a firm mattress.
Pro Tip: DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR PHONE IN BED.

Sarah Riccio
Staff Writer

Hey there! I’m Sarah, and they call me the pillow whisperer. Okay, no, they don’t call me that. But I have personally tested dozens of pillows and other sleep accessories from the biggest names in the industry, and I can spot a side sleeper from across the room. It’s my job to research and review everything from sheets to mattress pads, so that you have all the information you need to live your best sleep life.

How I Sleep: I’m a combo sleeper who loves a bouncy hybrid mattress.
Pro Tip: If it’s 100 degrees outside and your new cooling pillow hasn’t arrived yet, spray your pillowcases with a bit of water and put them in the freezer for 10 minutes. They’ll be icy-crisp and ready for some cool snoozing.

Cody Gohl
Staff Editor

Heyo, I’m Cody! As editor for the site, I’m here to give you the low-down on everything that’s going on in the world of sleep, from new tech innovations to breaking research, and industry shake-ups.

How I Sleep: I’m a side sleeper who likes to stretch out on a soft yet supportive all-foam mattress.
Pro Tip: Every night before bed, I spray my sheets with lavender to help me fall asleep.

Rose MacDowell
Chief Research Officer

Hi, I’m Rose, the Chief Research Officer for Sleepopolis. I spend my days deep-diving into the latest scientific research on sleep and writing about all sorts of fascinating slumber-related topics. As a night owl, my circadian rhythm is definitely a work in progress.

How I Sleep: I’m a side sleeper with a weakness for a firm memory foam mattress.
Pro Tip: Almost any sleep challenge can be improved with good sleep hygiene.

Our Experts

The Sleepopolis Expert Network is made up of prominent sleep industry experts and other sleep professionals. Sleepopolis experts help verify content throughout the site, with a particular emphasis on the Sleep A-Z portal, our complete resource for sleep health information.

 

Our experts include preeminent sleep psychologists, creators of cutting-edge sleep wellness products, and board-certified physicians who specialize in sleep disorders. Others have built well-known practices devoted to sleep dentistry, children’s sleep, and such sleep-related conditions as neck and back pain.

Several have published top-selling books, made media appearances on major news outlets, and are leaders in the fields of sleep medicine and research. Our experts contribute to top medical journals and speak about sleep science and wellness in the U.S. and abroad.

The Sleepopolis Expert Network represents some of the most accomplished authorities in the world of sleep medicine. Check out their profiles at the Sleepopolis Expert Network hub, or read in-depth interviews with our experts on the Sleepopolis News page.

Annie Schlecht, MOTR/L, CIMI

Occupational Therapist Certified Sleep Consultant Reiki Practitioner Certified Infant Massage Instructor Annie Schlecht is the founder of Zen Sleep Consulting, LLC. She works one on one with clients (birth to adults) to help

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Sleep coach and corporate sleep consultant Christine Hansen

Christine Hansen

Christine Hansen is a sleep expert to CEOs, executives, successful entrepreneurs, and high achievers who want to sleep but can’t. Christine is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of the book Sleep Like A

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Dr. Daniel Barone

Dr. Daniel Barone

Dr. Daniel Barone received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2006 after graduating summa cum laude from Fordham University in 2001. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Saint

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Dr. Rodgers

Dr. Jeff Rodgers

Jeff Rodgers, DMD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA has been in private practice for over 20 years. He specializes in both general dentistry (primarily restorative, implant, and cosmetic dentistry) and dental sleep medicine.  A Diplomate of

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Dr. Joshua Tal

Dr. Joshua Tal is a licensed psychologist with a private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. He specializes in insomnia treatment, addiction recovery, and life transition stress. 

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Dr. Michael Grandner, Clinical psychologist and diplomate in behavioral sleep medicine

Dr. Michael Grandner, Ph.D

Dr. Michael Grandner is a licensed clinical psychologist board-certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and the Director of

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Samantha Gaies

Dr. Samantha Gaies

Dr. Samantha Gaies is a Clinical Licensed Psychologist at NY Health Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy. She is an expert in using hypnosis and integrative methods for insomnia, binge eating, trauma, anxiety, depression, and

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Shelby Harris, PsyD

Dr. Shelby Harris

Shelby Harris, PsyD, is in private practice in White Plains, NY where she specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep

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NYC Sleep Doctor Janet Kennedy, PhD.

Janet K. Kennedy, PhD.

Janet K. Kennedy, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the founder of NYC Sleep Doctor, a consultation and psychotherapy practice dedicated to treating sleep problems in adults and young children since 2008. Dr.

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Jeff Rothschild, RD

Jeff Rothschild is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science and a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). His clients include Olympians, State Champions, Ironman triathletes, collegiate All-Americans, and

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Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, PhD

Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, FusionHealth Dr. Jeffrey Durmer is a systems neuroscientist, neurologist and sleep medicine physician with particular expertise in technology enabled sleep-health delivery systems. He began his career at the

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Joseph Krainin, MD

Dr. Joseph Krainin is a board-certified sleep medicine physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine with over ten years of experience as a sleep clinician. Dr. Krainin is the

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Keith Poorbaugh

Keith Poorbaugh, PT, ScD, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT, FAAOMPT Physical Therapist, Owner, Northern Edge Physical Therapy, Wasilla, Alaska Dr. Poorbaugh has completed specialty certifications, internships and a residency fellowship to develop mastery of manual therapy

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Sleep Ambassador Nancy Rothstein

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA

The Sleep Ambassador® and Director of Sleep Health with Resonea® As The Sleep Ambassador® and Director of Sleep Health with Resonea®, Nancy inspires a new respect for sleep and its impact on all

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Clinical Psychologist and author Dr. Whitney Roban, author of Devin & Evan Sleep From 8-7, and Devin an

Whitney Roban, Ph.D.

Family, Educational, and Corporate Sleep Specialist Dr. Whitney Roban is a Family, Educational, and Corporate Sleep Specialist, as well as the founder of Solve Our Sleep. She is also the author of the

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You can reach us on our Contact page or with the information below:

Address:
Sleepopolis.com
55 Washington Street, #322
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (302) 566-5542

So now that you’ve gotten to know a little bit about us, let’s get to know you! Hop on over to our mattress reviews page to get your dreamy journey started.