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We are proud to have some of Europe’s leading sleep experts on the SleepHubs team, many of whom specialise in sleep research in Iceland – a notoriously difficult place to sleep due to the midnight sun in Summer and utter darkness in Winter!


Dr Erla Bjornsdottir


I am an understanding and tenacious mother of four boys with a passion and enthusiasm to help people sleep better, and truly recognise the effects of poor sleep on mental well-being. As the founder and Chairman of the Board of Mobile health (Betri svefn and Somnify) I aspire to support individuals to improve both their sleep, mental perspective and physical health.

I qualified as a clinical psychologist before taking my PhD degree in medicine and specialising in sleep and cognitive behavioural treatment of insomnia.  I continue my work in this field, which embraces competencies in the understanding and treatment of Insomnia, publishing and presenting research Internationally.

I have helped and supported many sleep sufferers, and hope to help many more, by providing affable remedies to promote better sleep, in turn improving mental state, providing the tools to live a more enjoyable life.

I am incredibly passionate about helping people with respiratory sleep disorders feel better as I really understand the importance of a good night’s sleep.

I qualified in medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ medical school in London.  Having completed my medical rotation and postgraduate training I specialised in respiratory physiology and sleep and ventilation medicine. I obtained a PhD from King’s College London in the investigation and management of ventilatory failure and continue my work in sleep and ventilation within the NHS, publishing journals and papers which I also present in person internationally.

I hope that I have changed the lives of many sleep sufferers by helping them understand the health benefits of getting a better nights sleep by identifying and treating their issues, allowing them to get quality sleep resulting in a more enjoyable life.


Dr Swapna Mandal