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Dr. Chris Winter
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AboutDr. Chris Winter

Neurologist Dr. Chris Winter has studied sleep since 1993.

He is currently the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine Clinic and CNSM Consulting, and was formerly the medical director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center, which he established in 2004. Dr. Winter is not only an active participant in patient care, but a dynamic speaker and researcher on the science of sleep.

Dr. Winter’s current research focuses on sleep and athletic performance. He has served as a consultant for several MLB teams, NBA/WNBA teams, the NHL, and the NFL. In addition to professional athletes, Dr. Winter has studied the sleeping characteristics of 560 Division I-A college football players, and works with several collegiate teams to help optimize their players’ sleep. When he’s not studying athletics, he’s an occasional triathlete himself.

Dr. Winter regularly appears on Fox News as a sleep and neurology expert, and regularly answers readers’ questions about sleep. He contributes to several publications, and has written two acclaimed books, The Sleep Solution and The Rested Child.

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Meet Dr. Chris Winter

Go on a journey to better sleep with Dr. Winter. Passionate about helping you Unjunk Your Sleep, Dr. Winter is committed to helping you get the rest you need to lead a healthier and more productive life.

If you prioritize sleep, age is just a number. Dr. Winter and Terry discuss how, by taking care of your body, it’s possible to achieve peak physical performance well into middle age.

Dr. Winter’s top tips

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    You may have seen the popular commercials starring Liev Schreiber. So, what is Junk Sleep anyway, and how do we get rid of it?

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  • The Truth About the Viral Lettuce Water TikTok Hack

    Can lettuce tea help you get to sleep faster? Here are the facts.

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  • How Caring Too Much About Sleep Becomes Sleep Anxiety

    Sleep anxiety is trending. What can you do to prevent it? We asked sleep specialists for their tips.

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  • Recognizing Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Children — an Excerpt from “The Rested Child” By Dr. W. Chris Winter

    How to recognize the signs of sleep deprivation and sleepiness in children.

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Here to guide the conversation are our Sleep Advisors, two experts who have dedicated their careers to helping people get better sleep so they can live happier, healthier lives.

Dr. Chris Winter is a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist with a passion for exploring how sleep impacts athletic performance. Dr. Jade Wu is a researcher, behavioral sleep medicine specialist, and unabashed proponent of naps. Together, they’ll draw from decades of experience to offer valuable information, insights, and tips to help you get your best rest.

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