In the Media

There are numerous articles, interviews, and information products in the local and national popular media (online, in print, broadcast news, etc.) related to sleep and lifestyle medicine for which I have served as a contributor and/or expert, including:

  1. “Kids with dogs may become snorers.” CBS News, August 2008.
  2. Freedman L. “Tired of Ambien? Meet the sleep medications of the near future.” December 11, 2008. Available at,,20245385_1,00.html.
  3. “Healthy living step no. 6: Sleep better.” WebMD. 2009. Available at
  4. Lyon L. “10 ways to get better sleep (and maybe cure your insomnia).” U.S. News & World Report. 2009. Available at
  5. Visco F. “Sleep skinny.” Advance Web. January 6, 2009. Available at
  6. Visco F. “Catch more zzz’s in 2009.” AdvanceWeb. January 14, 2009. Available at
  7. “Women have more, scarier nightmares than men.” Chicago Sun-Times. February 2009.
  8. Fritsky L. “A good marriage equals good sleep.” February 10, 2009. Available at
  9. Lloyd J. “Insomnia therapy: What works, what doesn’t.” USA Today. July 23, 2009. Available at
  10. “Searching for the Right Sleep Solution.” Forbes. August 2009.
  11. Lloyd J. Anderson L. “Don’t wait, get help for insomnia before it’s a habit.” USA Today. August 26, 2009. Available at
  12. Kent L. “The 5 keys to keeping your youth: Secret 4, get your ZZZZs.” Momfit: The Movement. September 2009. Available at
  13. Spiro J. “They make money while you sleep.” Inc. September 2, 2009. Available at
  14. “Sleep center interest surges both on and off campus.” Health Facilities Management. October 2009. Available at
  15. Park M. “Is too much sleep making you tired?” CNN. October 30, 2009. Available at
  16. “Maintain a regular sleep schedule to help prevent weight gain this thanksgiving.” News from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Dr. Lisa Shives. November 2009.
  17. Vann M. “Autoimmune disorders and sleep problems.” Everyday Health. December 2009. Available at
  18. “Sleep-deprived Americans can’t get any shut-eye.” Today’s Vital Health. December 2009.
  19. Gravitz L. “A stimulating treatment for sleep apnea.” Technology Review. December 14, 2009. Available at
  20. Kam K. “What’s causing your sleepiness? Are you skimping on sleep, or could you have a sleep disorder?” WebMD. January 2010. Available at
  21. Bell K. “5 signals you’re sleep deprived: How to tell if skimping on your Zzzs is hurting your health.” Prevention. February 2010. Available at
  22. Kittredge C. “Your internal sleep clock.” Everyday Health. February 2010. Available at
  23. “What’s really keeping you awake: Tackle the source, and the sandman will follow.” MSN Health and Fitness. February 2010.
  24. Edgar J. “Too sleepy for sex? Ask yourself these four questions to stop sleepiness from stealing your sex life.” WebMD. February 2010. Available at
  25. “Time for bed? Older people may need less sleep, study finds.” Daily Record. February 1, 2010. Available at,%202010&author=&pub=&edition=&startpage=&desc=.
  26. Painter K. “Your health: A good night’s sleep study for people over 65.” USA Today. February 15, 2010. Available at
  27. Eckstein S. “Pets in your bed: WebMD discusses the health implications of your pets sleeping in your bed with you and how you can keep your bedroom healthy.” WebMD. March 2010. Available at
  28. Matthiessen C. “Fighting off sleepiness: Myths and facts.” WebMD. March 2010. Available at
  29. “Natural sleep aids: Dietary supplements.” WebMD. March 2010. Available at
  30. Kantrowitz B. “The White House mystery drug: Obama’s newly released medical report reveals he’s taking a prescription medication for jet lag.” The Daily Beast. March 4, 2010. Available at
  31. Shives L. “At midnight, all the doctors.” New York Times. March 18, 2010. Available at
  32. Friedland L. “Sleep on it.” Longevity. May 10, 2010. Available at
  33. Finley, D. “Insomnia shown to raise risk of dying.” San Antonio Express-News. June 7, 2010. Available at
  34. Goodwin J. “‘Sleep sex’ might be nightmare for some.” US News & World Report. June 7, 2010. Available at
  35. Harding A. “Sleep deprivation linked to depression in teens.” June 9, 2010. Available at
  36. Steinberg S. “Sleep lightly or through anything? Thank (or blame) the brain.” USA Today. August 10, 2010. Available at
  37. DeNoon D. J. “Men with insomnia may have higher death risk: Study shows 4-fold higher death rate in men with insomnia vs. normal sleepers.” WebMD. September 2, 2010. Available at
  38. Labovitz T. “Don’t suffocate him with your pillow: Your snorer might be suffocating already.” October 2010.
  39. “Jewel’s SleepBetter tips for new moms.” Available at 2011.
  40. Mackenzie N. G. “The foolproof trick to keeping your New Year’s resolutions: I want to…get more sleep.” Redbook. January 2011. Available at
  41. Cox L. “The best apps for your health, part 2: Sleep trackers.” My Health News Daily. February 14, 2011. Available at
  42. “Big germ on campus: Sleep tips website’s study shows college students’ bedding rife with microbes.” Business Wire. June 20, 2011. Available at
  43. “Just in: A new study that will make you want to change your pillows.” June 29, 2011.
  44. “Pillow talk: Disturbed sleep and tiredness can quickly lead to health problems.” Mater Private Healthcare. July 26, 2011.
  45. Quraishi T. “Up all night: Your sleep issues solved.” Her Campus. September 15, 2011. Available at
  46. “Sleep expert says sleep testing needed during ADHD diagnosis.” PR Web. September 26, 2011. Available at
  47. “5 reasons you need sleep.” January 12, 2012. Available at
  48. Shives L. “Get some sleep.” CNN Health Blog. November 14, 2010, through February 17, 2012. Available at
  49. “Drowsy driving just as dangerous as drunk driving: Study.” May 31, 2012. Available at
  50. “Do you snore? A self checkup.” Completely You. September 2012. Available at
  51. Sims S.M. “Seven ways to improve your snooze.” MORE. 2013. Available at
  52. Wolter P. “What’s really keeping you awake?” SELF. 2013. Available at
  53. Kaplan M. “Why I read before bed.” Upwave. 2013. Available at
  54. “Spa Week’s Panel of Experts.” Spa Week. January 2013. Available at
  55. Connolly C. “How to nap your way to success.” Mental Floss. January 13, 2013. Available at
  56. Sidrane A. “One rule for a better night’s sleep: unplug!” Spa Week, January 17, 2013. Available at
  57. “If you could only give one piece of sleep advice, what would it be?” June 20, 2013. Available at
  58. Evans L. “The 7 sleep habits of successful entrepreneurs.” Entrepreneur, September 9, 2013. Available at
  59. Stanley B. “National sleep expert recommends drug-free sleep aid MidNite,”,
  60. October 18, 2013. Available at
  61. Shives L. Taylor-Klaus E. “Sleep solutions: the best sleep aids for your ADHD child.” Webcast. ADDittude magazine. November 6, 2013. Available at

Presentations, Media Appearances and Public Outreach

I have given presentations and made media appearances (national television shows, radio and webcasts) related to sleep and lifestyle medicine for many types of organizations and media outlets, including: 

  1. “Take steps to improve your sleep habits.” North Shore Senior Center Men’s Club. December 22, 2008.
  2. “Sleep myths.” (Video.) ABC 7 news interview by Hosea Sanders. May 5, 2008. Available at presentations. The Big Sleep Show. The National Sleep Foundation. Chicago, IL. March 21–22, 2009.
  3. “Wakeup week: Tips for better sleep.” (video) ABC-7 Chicago Morning News. November 16, 2009. Available at
  4. “Common sleep disorders in young adults.” YellowbricK. November 16, 2009.
  5. “Sleep disorders, the designer health net talk show.” 93.7 WRMO, January 17, 2010.
  6. The Parent Education Consortium of the North Shore (PEC). Family Awareness Network (FAN). May 11, 2010.
  7. “Was Atkins right? The debate on carbs and dietary fat.” Women’s Health. St. Francis Hospital. Evanston, IL. June 30, 2010.
  8. “Eat, sleep, repeat: Practical advice for managing the essentials.” Parent Network at New Trier High School. Northfield, IL. February 15, 2011.
  9. “Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.” SASI: Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes. Evanston, IL. March 22, 2011.
  10. “What’s living in your pillow?” (Video.) Conn TV. July 7, 2011.
  11. Lisa LIVE on Martha Stewart Living Radio Show, December 19, 2011.
  12. “Can’t Sleep?” (CBS National TV) on The Doctors. October 18, 2011.
  13. “Expert: Bedwetting can have many causes: 10% of 6-year-olds wet the bed at least twice a week.” KERO Ch. 23 ABC. September 27, 2011.
  14. “Circadian Disorders.” Lecture for the Navy SEALS. Virginia Beach, VA. August 2013.
  15. “Sleep well, age well.” Mather Place of Wilmette. September 11, 2013.
  16. “Better sleep and daylight savings time.” WGN Chicago Radio 720. November 2013.
  17. “Sleep as We Age”. Lecture for “Aging Well Conference”, Evanston, IL, May 9, 2014.

Chapters and Blog

  1. CNN Weekly Contributor. Featured health blog on, November 14, 2010, through February 17, 2012.
  2. Shives, L. Insomnia. Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. pp. 127-144, 2011.
  3. Shives, L. Shift work disorder. 5 Minute Consult. (Print and Online) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, 2013.
  4. Featured Monthly Expert on Blog, “Sleep and AHDHD”, August 2014.