Dr. Shelby Harris

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Dr. Shelby Harris
Director of Sleep Health, Sleepopolis

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Shelby Harris

Dr. Shelby Harris is on a mission to help you get a great night’s sleep. As a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine, she treats a wide variety of sleep disorders, including insomnia, nightmares, and narcolepsy, with a focus on non-pharmacological interventions.

She is board-certified in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the author of The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia: Get a Good Night’s Sleep Without Relying on Medication. 

As our director of sleep health at Sleepopolis, Dr. Harris brings a trusted and authoritative voice to our readers and help offer real, science-backed solutions and advice to help millions of people get the great sleep they deserve.

Dr. Harris is passionate about a wide variety of sleep-related topics, including women’s health and sleep (in particular, how to improve sleep during pregnancy or as a new mom and during perimenopause or menopause); prioritizing sleep in a busy world; maximizing sleep quality; sleep and relationships; exercise and sleep; and how to recognize a potential sleep disorder – plus, when to seek treatment.

She has been an invited columnist for the New York Times “Consults Blog,” and is frequently in the media, including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, Today Show, World News with Diane Sawyer, and Good Morning America.

Stay tuned for new content and resources featuring Dr. Harris on Sleepopolis. You can also follow her on Instagram or check out her personal website here.

And don’t forget to tune into the next episode of Sleep Talking with Dr. Shelby, our new podcast. Every other week, Dr. Harris sits down with other sleep experts and real people to talk about the most common sleep challenges facing our audience. Not sure if you have insomnia? Trying to figure out why your teen can’t seem to wake up on time (ever!) or how to get good sleep during pregnancy? Wondering if you can really hack your way to better sleep? Dr. Harris covers all that and more on each episode. Listen on Spotify or Apple (or wherever else you get your podcasts) and start getting better sleep tonight.

About Sleepopolis

Since launching in 2014, Sleepopolis has maintained a simple, but important mission: to help people get incredible sleep. Our team of credentialed writers, product reviewers, and sleep experts deliver best-in-class sleep news, mattress and bedding reviews, and sleep health content. With an average monthly reach of nearly 28 million impressions, Sleepopolis has become the largest sleep resource on the Internet. 

Our writers and editors specialize in sleep topics, and the majority of our reviews focus on their in-person experiences with and testing of products. In order to make sure our content is as accurate as possible, we also partner with a robust network of experts to help verify much of the content you see on the site. This network consists of board-certified physicians, physical therapists, other medical professionals, researchers, and innovators in the sleep space. Content that has been expert verified is indicated with a blue checkmark at the top of those pages. We also work to keep our content up-to-date and indicate the day of the most recent editorial updates at the top of our articles.