Nancy Rothstein

Nancy H. Rothstein, '79

The Sleep Ambassador®

As The Sleep Ambassador®, Nancy Rothstein is dedicated to educating and raising awareness about the importance of sleep to live at your best. She consults and lectures on sleep wellness to Fortune 500 corporations, the travel industry, universities/schools, and other organizations.

Rothstein recently became the director of Corporate Sleep Programs at Circadian, leaders in the field of 24/7 workforce solutions offering sleep-centric programming to all employees at corporations. With decades of experience in the financial and corporate sectors, Rothstein brings an understanding of how sleep impacts performance, productivity, profitability, safety, health, and health care costs, for both employers and employees.

Rothstein’s compelling sleep wellness presentations and training—customized for the audience and workforce she is addressing—inspire a new respect for sleep and its impact on all aspects of work, life, and well-being, as well as support improvement in the productivity, safety, and health of individuals and the employers they serve. Rothstein brings strategic initiatives and tools selected to empower people to make lasting shifts to optimize their sleep quality and quantity. 

Serving as a member of the Board of the American Sleep Apnea Association and the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry further reflects Rothstein’s stature in the field of sleep and her dedication to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, as well as her commitment to improving people’s sleep and lives.

Rothstein serves as adjunct faculty at New York University, for which she developed and teaches an online course on sleep wellness. Inspired by personal experience, she authored My Daddy Snores, a children’s book that has sold more than 400,000 copies. She created a family-friendly website,, offering viewers comprehensive resources on snoring, sleep apnea, and sleep in general.

Rothstein has an AB from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.