Richard Shane

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Founder
    • Organization:Sleep EasilyLLC
    • Area of Expertise:Sleep Expert, psychotherapist

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Sleep Expert, psychotherapist
      Summary of expertise:
      Richard Shane, Ph.D., has been a psychotherapist since 1977. He is the Behavioral Sleep Consultant for New West Physicians, Colorado, with 85 physicians serving over 170,000 patients. Previously, he was the Behavioral Sleep Specialist for Lutheran Medical Center Sleep Center in Denver.

      In 1991 as a result of a life crisis, Dr. Shane developed severe insomnia. He spent years exploring and resolving his own insomnia. Through that process, Dr. Shane discovered five specific body sensations that are triggers for sleep. Researching the neurophysiology of sleep, he developed the Sleep Easily Method which he used in his clinical practice. He wanted to be able to help more of the millions of people who suffer from insomnia. This led him to create an at-home program that could make Sleep Easily available to everyone.

      Over 140 physicians and health care professionals have referred patients to Dr. Shane and he’s helped thousands of insomnia patients sleep better.
      Blog/Web site:
      Facebook: facebook/sleepeasily
      White paper/research:
      The Effects of a Self-Administered, Two-Session Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Insomnia: A Pilot Study
      Books/articles published:
      Sleep Easily® Method Sleepguide by Dr. Richard Shane
      American Academy of Sleep Medicine
      Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine
      National Sleep Foundation

      Prior media experience:
      KGNW- Live From Seattle (2016)
      KXL Portland: KXL-Morning News(2016)
      KUSADenver television station news report on Sleep Easily used by swing shift workers at the Coors Brewery (2002)

      KWGN Denver television station news report on Sleep Easily (2008)

      KMGH Denver television station news report on police and sleep (2014)

      KGNU Boulder, CO radio station interview on Living Dialogues (2011)
      WICH Norwich, CT radio talk show interview (2013)
      WLW Cincinnati, OH radio talk show interview (2013)
      WRGA Rome, GA radio talk show interview (2013)
      WRNJ NJ radio talk show interview (2013)
      WURD Philadelphia, PA radio talk show interview (2013)

      Educational background:
      Columbia Pacific University
      Ph.D., Health and Human Services
      January 1988 – April 1991

      New School for Social Research
      M.A., Psychology
      September 1975 – May 1977

      Rutgers University
      B.A., Psychology
      September 1968 – May 1972
      Sleep, Insomnia, business

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