Our Authors

Sleep Junkies is a multi-author site, with contributions from leading sleep experts across many sectors including research, healthcare, public policy, fitness and nutrition, business and management, social science, technology and more.

Our content is research-led, non-partisan, and aims to educate and inform the public about the whole conversation on sleep – including the latest science and health findings, sleep tips and lifestyle trends, sleep advocacy and awareness, opinion, interviews, sleep product reviews and lots more.

Here are the authors who have contributed to Sleep Junkies.

Jeff Mann


Jeff is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sleep Junkies . A passionate sleep advocate, he started the site in 2012, reaching millions of readers across the globe. Jeff also runs the product curation platform SleepGadgets.io . He is often asked to speak at about current trends in consumer sleep technology at various events.

Alan Flanagan

Alan is a Nutritional Therapist coaching nutrition for wellness, fitness and clinical purposes. Alan is a Certified Nutrition Coach with Precision Nutrition, and a Certified Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association.

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee (RDH MBA) is the founder and CEO of OTIS Dental, an oral care company offering an affordable, eco-friendly alternative to the overpriced and/or uncomfortable night guards commonly used to reduce the frequency and intensity of teeth grinding, also known as bruxism.

Benjamin Schoeffler

Benjamin Schoeffler is a sleep expert and certified medical hypnotist. He is the founder of the website www.BrilliantSide.com which helps people with insomnia, anxiety, and those striving to become the best versions of themselves.

Benjamin Holding

Benjamin Holding is a doctoral researcher at Karolinska Insitutet in Stockholm, Sweden. His primary research focus is the effects of sleep deprivation on social interaction.

Brett Blackman

Brett Blackman is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO at HealthSplash, a blockchain platform revolutionizing healthcare

Diana Flutie

Diana Flutie is a Certified Child Sleep Consultant from Helena, Montana. Originally from the UK, Diana graduated from the School of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University with a specialization in developmental psychology and English.

Dr Jarrett Grunstein

Dr. Jarrett Grunstein is a practicing chiropractor in Livingston, NJ and the inventor of Dr. J’s Sleep Solution Pillow, the doctor engineered pillow for both back and side sleeping

Dr. Eric F. Adams

Ph.D: Endocrinology (University of London) Previously at Universities of London, Harvard, Erlangen-Nuernberg, Aston. Research and other interests: biomedical sciences, molecular biology, technical and general science writing, public understanding of science.

Emily Hokett

Emily Hokett is PhD student in the Psychology program at Georgia Tech. Her research focus is on sleep and memory changes across the lifespan. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emily_Hokett

European College Neuropsychopharmacology

The ECNP is an independent scientific association dedicated to the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. It is the largest non-institutional supporter of applied and translational neuroscience research and education in Europe. The 30th annual ECNP Congress takes place from 2nd to 5th September in Paris. It is Europe’s premier scientific meeting for disease-oriented brain research, annually attracting between 4,000 and 6,000 neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world. 

Gauri Sarda-Joshi

Gauri Sarda-Joshi is a professional writer, educator, and Social Psychologist. Gauri has completed her post-graduation from the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Mumbai, India; and is currently planning her PhD. Her work-related passions include Research Methodology and applications of Social Psychological Theory.

Hilary Thompson

Hilary is a health and wellness consultant and journalist based in Utah. She's written for publications like Today, PurposeFairy, KSL News, and Girls' Life, and she's been quoted for her expertise in publications like Reader's Digest, Mamapedia, and Best Life. She specializes in sleep technology and science, family health and wellness and sleep disorders.

Jessica Uno

I'm a medical student from California who loves chinchillas, horror, science fiction, and dance. I am a reformed night owl and am interested in psychiatry, neurology, and sleep medicine. I am immune to nightmares about ghosts, zombies, and monsters, but only because instead I dream about medical school.

Kim Collins

Kim Collins is an ADHD Coach and Time Management Consultant who specializes in helping adults with ADHD and Executive Functioning difficulties become more productive and manage the “Kaos” of everyday life.

Kosta Miachin

Kosta Miachin is the creator of VIKASA Yoga method – a unique, challenging and effective approach to yoga. He is also the founder of VIKASA Yoga Academy. You can find him online: http://www.vikasayoga.com

Michael Menachof MD

Michael R. Menachof, M.D. is an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor (ENT) in the Denver area. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley with honors. Dr. Menachof graduated with honors in the top five percent of his class and was awarded placement in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Mike Wines

Mike graduated from the University of South Carolina (USC) with his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Human Performance.

Parinaz Samimi

Parinaz Samimi is a certified yoga instructor and sleep and wellness expert. Having both a Masters in Public Health and one in Business Administration she is passionate about sharing her experiences to help inspire and empower others to cultivate happiness, health, and productivity.

Rebecca Kempton

Dr. Rebecca Kempton earned an M.D. with honors from Cornell Medical School and now works as a full time pediatric sleep specialist, based in Chicago and serving clients nationwide and globally.

Rob Lindeman

Rob Lindeman runs a Baby and Toddler Sleep Coaching Business called “Sleep, Baby!” and blogs at essentiallyhealthychild.com He lives in Natick, MA, USA, with his partner Sandy, a dog named Beignet, and a cat named Koji.

The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from academics and researchers. Content posted here is republished for free under Creative Commons licence.

Trysh Sutton

Trysh Sutton is a wife, mother, strategic leader and teacher. She runs a website called Pure Path Essential Oils, which is a naturopathic wellness site that promotes healthy living and healing through the use of essential oils and sustainable living.

Victoria Andre King Voreadi

Victoria Andre King is a writer, teacher and mom, not necessarily in that order. Originally from California she lived and worked in Greece for more than 20 years. A freelance writer, editor and translator of fiction and non-fiction, a credited screenwriter and production manager.

Will Hartfield

Will Hartfield has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering is the founder, lead researcher and product developer at Hair Loss Revolution