Author Archives: Becky Scott, PhD

About Becky Scott, PhD

Dr. Scott is board-certified in sleep disorders medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is one of a small group of clinicians certified in behavioral sleep medicine. She graduated with honors from Notre Dame College with a BA in Psychology, and from Yeshiva University with a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology. She completed her internship and fellowship at The Sleep Disorders Center at Columbia University Medical Center in NY where she remained for 13 years, becoming the Associate Director and the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program In addition to her private practice, she joined the multidiscipline team of sleep specialists at New York Sleep Institute in 2007 where she continues to treat patients and train other physicians in sleep medicine. She is a Research Assistant Professor of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine and holds a Medical Staff Appointment at Rockefeller University Hospital, where she has investigated the relationship between sleep and cancer. She is also studying nutrition and holistic health coaching at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She has presented research on sleep medicine at national conferences, has written articles for various magazines and has given radio interviews. She is asked regularly to consult as a sleep expert to the media and has appeared on national TV, such as the Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America. Dr. Scott believes that a good nights’ sleep, exercise and a healthy diet can make the difference between a life that is fully lived and one that is overwhelmed with low energy stress and struggle. Through a comprehensive mind-body approach, she is dedicated to helping her patients discover their best, healthiest and happiest self.

Resilience

If you weren’t affected directly, by now you’ve seen pictures of the damage that Hurricane Sandy inflicted on portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States last month.  My heart goes out to everyone affected and I wish you … Continue reading

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Tired all the time? Restore your energy today

It’s 6:09am and you’re about to slap that snooze button for the second time.  Your alarm is screaming for you to get out of bed but your brain is screaming something entirely different.  How can it be morning already? Instead … Continue reading

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A Ticking Clock

Last year, I started doing yoga with my friend, Gina. The particular class we take is in the Vinyasa style, in which one moves through certain poses and positional sequences while focusing on breathing.  While there are many different types … Continue reading

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Do You Know The Facts?

I sat with a new patient yesterday who came to see me because of a 15 year history of poor quality sleep. He describes feeling as if his brain is half-awake and half asleep, “like it’s aware of everything even … Continue reading

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Sleep Tonight-Awaken to Health…Lessons from Daylight Savings

As I write this, it’s Sunday, March 4th and I’m dreading it already.  I dread it every year.  I dread Daylight Savings Time!!  Don’t get me wrong-I love that there are more hours of day light and that it won’t … Continue reading

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