Meet Our Expert: Dr. Pixie McKenna


Dr. Pixie McKenna is best known for her work with Embarrassing Bodies and Food Hospital on Channel 4. She has an abundance of sleep expertise as she’s been a qualified GP for the last 13 years, working for the NHS and the private sector in the UK and Ireland. Pixie even runs her very own clinic in Cork, Ireland.

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Pixie also discusses sleep science on her own TV show on RTE, Ireland’s national television broadcaster. As well as this, she has a regular column in The Mail which looks at various health issues.


As our resident sleep expert, Pixie is joining Dreams to support our mission to get the nation sleeping better.

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Our resident sleep expert Dr. Pixie McKenna discusses sleep problems and advises on how to get the best night's sleep on our regular podcasts.

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