Having a hard time sleeping? Help is on the way!

We know what it’s like. We really do.

We know what it’s like to crawl from our bed, drooling our way toward the shower, after managing to nab 92 minutes of sleep.

We know what it’s like to nod off during an important meeting with the sales manager.

We know what it’s like to drug ourselves to near oblivion, just to get some blessed relief.

We’ve been there. We get it. That’s why we’re here.

And that’s probably why you’re here.

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At Counting Sheep Research, we are aware that sleep is of equal importance as the other key aspects of health – proper nutrition and regular exercise. That is why we are dedicated and passionate about providing research-based information that will give you practical tips for a better sleep experience.

Our scientifically-backed research will enlighten you with the science behind sleep, its relevance and impact on your daily life. Moreover, it is also filled with wise advice for a community of contributors that can be readily applied.


Counting sheep aims to provide scientifically-backed research and studies that will guide our readers to achieve a more productive and healthy lifestyle. We focus on the practical application of advice about sleep as this is one of the keys to attaining overall health.


Counting sheep aims to create a world of more creative and productive individuals by imparting helpful information and guidance to a better sleep experience and consequently for a better health.

Who We Are

Counting Sheep aims to improve sleep hygiene, sleeping habits, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of unbiased and free resources. Our team is dedicated to gathering data on sleep research and sleep products on the web, and so far, we have more than 250,000 different sources of information consisting of unique customer experiences, sleep advice, professional sleep research and much more. Counting Sheep aims to help consumers, troubled sleepers, sleep professionals and everyone else looking for answers.

If you want to learn more about our editorial integrity policy and research process, please feel free to check our research methodology and advertising disclosure. Counting Sheep is dedicated to bringing you the most useful, comprehensive and unbiased information about sleep health and sleep products available on the web. Your readership and use of Counting Sheep is very important to us and helps us to fund those efforts.


Peter Wilson


Peter graduated from University of Delaware in 2010 with a BA in Economics, and before founding Counting Sheep, he has since worked for a variety of companies in digital marketing roles. Peter’s passion for sleep started in his mid-20s when he started experiencing insomnia. While doing research on his own, and trying to understand his sleep issues, Peter discovered that many websites about sleep offer contradictory advice and that there was extreme bias from manufacturers. As Peter couldn’t find a decent resource for sleep health, mattresses and sleep products, he decided to create one. At that moment, Counting Sheep was born.

Sebastien Noel

Front End Developer

Sebastian was born in Washington, DC, where he graduated from George Washington University. After ten years of working in digital marketing, Sebastian made the career transition into software development. When he was younger, Sebastian ignored the value of sleep, but after he started working with Counting Sheep, he won’t sleep less than a full 8 hours. When he is not working on websites, he loves spending time with his wife Mary and daughter Emma.

Laura Garcia

Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Laura Garcia is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She holds degrees in writing from Drake University. When she’s not busy writing, Laura likes to spend as much as time as possible with her husband James and three-year-old son Elijah.

Ryan Humiston

Sleep Performance Expert

Ryan is a sleep performance expert and a fitness coach focused on helping people gain more muscle, easily maintain a low BF% and transform who they are at their core. As a vegan who exercises regularly and leads a healthy lifestyle, he is dedicated to educating clients on the importance of healthy sleep and diet for fitness performance and muscle gain.

Derek Miller


Derek has been an online entrepreneur for over 10 years. Early in his career, his efforts were dedicated to navigating businesses and individuals through the perils of the online world. However, in 2011 Derek’s interest in sleep research and health aspects of sleep have grown, and the idea of Counting Sheep was formed. Derek also worked with many mattress manufacturers where he helped in designing and constructing mattresses for online sales. Over time, he also became a Certified Sleep Science Coach, and was able to understand the needs of a consumer from both sides. Derek graduated from the University of Iowa with an MA in Communication studies.

Tanya Hodgson

Mattress and Sleep Product Expert

Tanya is a professional writer and editor with a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago. Tanya has been fighting insomnia for most of her adult life, and she knows firsthand how vital a good night’s rest can be for people with sleep problems.

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Michael is a professional writer based in Boston and someone who has always been fascinated with the mysteries of sleep.  When he’s not reading about new sleep studies and working on our news section, you can find him playing video games or visiting local comic book stores.

Renata Knox

Community Engagement

Renata Knox was born in South Florida but decided to move out to the Pacific Northwest after graduating from USF Tampa. Her interest in sleep solutions was born when she found herself sharing a bed with two dogs and a restless partner. Her interest in improving her sleep quality brought her to Counting Sheep, where she manages a community of sleep experts and covers the spectrum of sleep journalism including sleep health, sleep science, and product reviews.

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Sleep Expert

Tamara Smith is a professional writer, content marketer, and sleep aficionado dedicated to helping businesses succeed online. She graduated from Boston University with an MA in English. When she’s not blogging or busy writing for Counting Sheep, you can find her painting or visiting local coffee shops.

Kelly Bension

Sleep Performance Expert

Kelly is a Performance Sleep Coach who works with athletes, entrepreneurs, and people looking to optimize their rest for ultimate energy and recovery. With a background in holistic health and wellness, she blends ancient principles with modern sleep science to help her clients overcome insomnia, daytime fatigue, and disturbed sleep.