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Chester Wu, M.D., Rise Science Medical Reviewer

Double Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine

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Chester Wu, M.D., Rise Science Medical Reviewer

Dr. Chester Wu, Rise Science Medical Reviewer
Dr. Chester Wu

Dr. Chester Wu is double board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. After training at Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Wu established and directed the first sleep medicine program within a psychiatric system in the United States while at the Menninger Clinic. He currently provides psychiatric and sleep medicine care at his private practice in Houston. Dr. Wu is also a medical reviewer with Everyday Health, and regularly contributes sleep and psychiatry expertise to publications like Forbes, CNET, and Health.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Wu provides sleep medicine services, medication management, and psychotherapy to adults at his private sleep medicine and psychiatry practice.

  • Chronic insomnia: CBT for insomnia (CBT-I) and medication management/tapering. Dr. Wu is often consulted on cases where patients have tried several medications for insomnia without success or have a goal to taper/discontinue insomnia medications.
  • Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis, at home sleep apnea testing, and CPAP management. Should a more comprehensive in-lab study be recommended, Dr. Wu refers patients to a sleep center to perform this and continues working with them afterwards.
  • Nightmares
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Hypersomnia
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Substance misuse/cessation
  • Maladaptive personality traits or disorders
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Grief / Loss
  • Role transitions

Health Writing Experience

  • Research published in the Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Contributing author to the book Clinical Sleep Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide for Mental Health and Other Medical Professionals
  • Research submitted to the Journal of Psychiatric Research

Dr. Wu's favorite sleep and energy tip?

To improve sleep at night, be better about being awake during the day. Be diligent about getting out of bed, basking in the sun, socializing with people, and being physically active.
Chester Wu, MD