Dr. Fridel completed his doctoral degree at the University of Arizona where Dick Bootzin, the “inventor” of stimulus control therapy for insomnia, was his
primary mentor. He completed his predoctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida with a specific focus on sleep disorders and cardiac health. Dr. Fridel received additional research and clinical sleep training in the Department of Sleep Medicine at the Shiga University of Medical Sciences in Japan as part of a summer research award from the National Institute of Health.
Utilizing empirically supported research findings and evidence-based treatment interventions, Dr. Fridel treats adults and pediatrics presenting with a wide range of behavioral sleep problems. Treatment is available for patients of all ages with insomnia, nightmares, shift work, CPAP adherence, and sleep/wake schedule irregularities. Specific problems addressed with pediatrics include: limit setting sleep disorder, nighttime enuresis, nighttime fears, and bedtime refusal. Dr. Fridel is currently accepting patients at our Grayslake and Naperville offices.