Robert N. Glidewell, PsyD, CBSM, is a licensed clinical psychologist and one of less than 200 psychologists world-wide to be awarded certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He has extensive advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders to include a mini-fellowship at the Duke University insomnia and sleep research program. With almost 10 years of experience in the field of behavioral sleep medicine, he has evaluated and treated hundreds of individuals with chronic and complex insomnia, dependence on sleeping pills, fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness, and a range of other sleep and associated problems.
Dr. Glidewell is the author of 10 Laws of Insomnia: Solve the Puzzle of Poor Sleep and Reclaim Your Best Life, a self-help book for those struggling with the problem of poor sleep. His scientific review, Insomnia and Anxiety: Diagnostic and Management Implications of Complex Interactions (published in Sleep Medicine Clinics in 2015), discusses the confusing and often misunderstood connections between these two common problems. His book chapter Comorbid Insomnia: Reciprocal Relationships and Medication Management (2010, published in the book Sleep Medicine Clinics – Medications and Sleep) explores the relationships between insomnia and depression, sleep apnea, pain, and other health problems. He has published original research, case studies, and reviews in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine Clinics, Current Treatment Options in Neurology, and the journal Sleep Medicine. He is also the author of numerous scientific articles and abstracts related to his original research on topics including the assessment of sleep disorders and the interactions between sleep apnea, insomnia, and use of CPAP therapies.
Dr. Glidewell moved to Colorado Springs in 1995 during his service in the Air Force. He continues to live in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology (now University of the Rockies) in 2006. He completed a postdoctoral mini-fellowship at the Duke University Insomnia and Sleep Research program and a year of post-doctoral training in sleep at the Lynn Institute of the Rockies in 2007. He is the former director of the behavioral sleep medicine clinic and director of sleep research at the Lynn Institute of the Rockies. He now directs two behavioral sleep medicine clinics in Colorado.