Park City psychologist writes book about couples and sleep

PARK CITY, Utah. — Park City local and clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Troxel knows a lot about sleep and how a good night’s sleep is critical to any relationship.

Troxel is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Utah, as well as a clinical psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. She is recognized for her work on sleep in couples, how sleep affects health and the global economy, and how social environments, including public policy, affects sleep.

Her mission is teaching couples to prioritize sleep—whether it is snoring, insomnia, the stress of living through a pandemic, and other issues keeping people awake.

Troxel has published a book: “Sharing the Covers: Every Couple’s Guide to Better Sleep.” Published by Hatchette and released this week, the book examines how vital it is to “sleep like your relationship depends on it” — because in many cases, it does.

According to her, “Great sleep is the new great sex.”

She covers topics such as co-sleeping with an infant or child, managing sleep cycles and disorders, and deciding on whether to ask for a “sleep divorce” (sleeping separately from a partner).

Sharing the Covers is a welcome guide for learning how to sleep with (or without!) your partner, and how to overcome the common, but rarely discussed challenges that so many couples face sleeping together.
―Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global

Troxel’s work was cited in Huffington’s best-selling book The Sleep Revolution. Click here to listen or to read an excerpt from Sharing the Covers.

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