Brian Sharpless, PhD

Brian Sharpless, PhD, a clinical psychologist who practices via telemedicine in multiple states across the U.S. He is a visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, the co-author of Sleep Paralysis: Historical Psychological, and Medical Perspectives, and the author of Monsters on the Couch: The Real Psychological Disorders Behind your Favorite Horror Movies. www.briansharpless.com.

Imposter Syndrome
Memory

Imposter Syndrome

Brian Sharpless, PhD | June 26, 2024

Throughout time and across cultures, people have faced an eternal question: Are people really who they say they are? This…

The Strangest Sleep Disorder
Sleep

The Strangest Sleep Disorder

Brian Sharpless, PhD | April 2, 2024

You wake up in the middle of the night and realize that you can’t move. You’re frozen in place and…

Sleep Paralysis—How to Stop This Waking Nightmare
Sleep

Sleep Paralysis—How to Stop This Waking Nightmare

Brian Sharpless, PhD | March 5, 2015

Have you ever had the truly horrific experience of waking up in your own bed and realizing that you are…

What You Need to Know About Exploding Head Syndrome
Sleep

What You Need to Know About Exploding Head Syndrome

Brian Sharpless, PhD | September 29, 2014

Imagine lapsing into a peaceful sleep. The transition from wakefulness to slumber will be hardly noticeable but surely inevitable—after all,…