The Mattress Clarity Expert Network is a group of well-respected and experienced professionals in and around the field of sleep health who guide us in upholding our mission of providing high-quality sleep education content to our readers. They help ensure that the content we publish is accurate and represents the most up-to-date advancements in sleep health research. Some experts work within the sleep industry, while some possess expertise in the realms of orthopedic health, physical fitness, internal medicine, and other fields that closely pertain to sleep health and overall wellbeing. Many of these experts have contributed to medical journals, published books, developed reputations for thought leadership in their fields, undertaken specialized studies, and/or made media appearances on the topic of sleep and related issues.
Members of our Expert Network provide input regarding the scientific studies and educational content on which we report and share guidance for the criteria we use in our reviews. When an expert contributes to any piece of our content, we cite them by name and title and include a link to their profiles both on our site and (in many cases) on social media.
Akshay Sanan, MD
Dr. Akshay Sanan, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon, specializing in functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA.
Caleb Backe, CPT
Caleb Backe (MBA) is a certified personal trainer (CPT) and health and wellness expert on behalf of Maple Holistics. His work with natural product development has given him unique insight and expertise in regards to a number of critical subjects in the realms of health and medical practice.
Catherine Darley, ND
Catherine Darley, ND, is the leader in natural sleep medicine. She combines her knowledge of sleep disorders with her training as a naturopathic physician to bridge these two fields.
Dr. Amanda Seavey, Ph.D.
Amanda Seavey, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and founder of Clarity Psychological Wellness in Raleigh, NC. Clarity Psychological Wellness is a thriving psychology practice offering therapy to individuals, couples and groups in the greater triangle area.
Dr. Bo Babenko, DPT
Dr. Bo Babenko, DPT, CSCS, CF L3, USAW, FMT, SFMA, TPI Dr. Bo Babenko is a physical therapist based in New York City who has studied the human body in roles ranging from EMT to athletic trainer.
Dr. Daniel Davids, DPT
Dr. Daniel Davids, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a New York-based physical therapist, a certified strength conditioning specialist, and is certified in functional movement screening.
Dr. Dave Candy, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Dave Candy is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy with over 15 years of experience.
Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, FAAOMPT
Dr. Erson Religioso is a physical therapist, the owner of EDGE Mobility System and EDGE Rehab and Sport Science, and a blogger at Modern Manual Therapy Blog, where he posts daily publications on research, manual therapy, pain science, case reviews, and more.
Dr. Kevin Lees, DC
Dr. Kevin Lees is originally from Columbus, Ohio. He began his journey at Coastal Carolina University but continued his studies at Cleveland University in Kansas City, where he received his undergraduate degree in Human Biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Nikola Djordjevic, MD
Dr. Nikola Djordjevic is a Doctor of Medicine who graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine in 2015 and obtained his medical license in the same year.
Dr. Noorjahan Ali, MD, FAAP
Dr. Noorjahan Ali is a pediatrician and solo practitioner at Advanced Pediatric Care in Jacksonville, FL, where she treats children from birth through age 21.
Dr. Omrit Silberstein, PsyD
Dr. Omrit Silberstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of adults and children with sleep disorders. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Yeshiva University in NYC.
James Cobb, RN, MSN
Jim Cobb is a registered nurse and blogs about sleep, dream journaling, and other related topics at The Dream Recovery System.
Susete Pinto, Pediatric Sleep Consultant
Susete Pinto is a Pediatric Sleep Consultant and the owner of Night Night Baby Consulting. She is also the mother of two boys herself.
Victoria Coglianese, RD
Victoria Coglianese is a functional medicine dietitian & business owner of her private practice Wonderfully Made Nutrition.
Virginia Blackwell, M.D.
Dr. Virginia Blackwell is a practicing Doctor of medicine with a focus on medical research. She specializes in molecular biology, histology, pharmacology, embryology, pathology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, and obstetrics.