“Is it bad if my partner and I sleep apart?” is a question frequently asked of Sleep Scientist Wendy Troxel. Wendy shares the science behind the health of sleeping with a partner or not, and provides insights about how to navigate these choices in our relationships. Psychologist Wendy Troxel, Ph.D. is the leading scientific authority on sleep issues for couples. She is a Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist at RAND and a licensed clinical psychologist, with more than fifteen years of clinical and research experience in sleep medicine. Arianna Huffington recently called her one of the 5 most influential people in sleep, saying “Wendy Troxel is on the front lines of the sleep revolution. Again and again, her research shows just how fundamentally sleep affects every aspect of our lives…”
Dr. Troxel has received several awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and professional societies. She is Associate Editor for the research journals Sleep Health and Behavioral Sleep Medicine and serves on the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board. Troxel’s research has been widely cited in the national and international media, including print and television interviews on CBS Sunday Morning, New York Times, BBC & CNN. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.