About Dr Gila Lindsley

About Dr Gila Lindsley

Fellow American Academy of Sleep Medicine  (FAASM) https://aasm.org

Diplomate American Board of Sleep Medicine (DABSM)

Dr Gila Lindsley earned a BA and then a PhD in psychology, at Brandeis University and University of Wisconsin, respectively.  Her interest and expertise has always been at the boundary of physiology and psychological function.  She is therefore well equipped to take your medical disorders and medications into consideration in trying to figure out just exactly what is causing unsatisfying sleep or wakefulness.

She was Board Certified by the American Sleep Disorders Association as a Clinical Polysomnographer in 1984; then as a sleep disorders clinician by the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 1990.

Dr Lindsley was the founding Director of a full service sleep-wake disorders center which became the second such center in all of New England to be nationally accredited   The Center opened its doors to patients on Halloween Night 1983!  A tough date to forget.   She then chose to move from a Hospital setting to her own private practice sleep disorders service.

She is on the Medical Advisory Board of Narcolepsy Network, and a member of the Lexington Youth Forum, an affiliation of mental health professionals in the community.  Through the Lexington Youth forum she sees Middle School and High School youngsters with difficulty falling/staying asleep or difficulty staying awake during the daytime.

Dr Lindsley has been invited to write numerous textbook chapters on a wide range of sleep-related topics such as Intimacy and Sexuality in people with narcolepsy; REM Sleep Behavior Disorder; Sleep Paralysis and numerous general chapters focusing on the psychophysiology of sleep.   As a member of the Lexington Youth Forum, she has written many articles in Lexington’s Colonial Times Parenting Matters section, on the topic of sleep in school aged young people. Information About Sleep

You will find Dr Lindsley to be highly approachable and professional; and to take a keen interest in who YOU are; what the symptoms are that lead you to seek help; and is relentless in her pursuit of a solution to your problem.   She enjoys having transitioned from a Hospital setting to a private practice setting because it gives her far greater flexibility and the ability not only to do careful diagnostic work but then to be able to follow through with treatment.  She routinely coordinates with your own health care professionals with your written permission Forms

She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her work with you.