Matthew Ebben, Ph.D.

Sleep Medicine
Matthew Ebben

Matthew R. Ebben, PhD obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology at the City University of New York in 2004. While at the City University, Dr. Ebben completed an internship in sleep medicine at the New York Methodist Hospital. He subsequently came to Weill Medical College of Cornell University to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in sleep medicine in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience and is a licensed Psychologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and holds a certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Research interests include insomnia, chronobiology, and behavioral sleep medicine.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Republic
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass


Peer Reviewed Articles:

Ebben, M.R., Narizhnaya, M., Segal, A.Z., Barone, D., Krieger, A.C., A randomized controlled trial on the effect of mask choice on residual respiratory events with continuous positive airway pressure treatment, Sleep Medicine (2014), doi:

Matthew R. Ebben and Mariya Narizhnaya: Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment Options for Insomnia. Mt Sinai J Med. 2012 Jul;79(4):512-23.

Matthew R. Ebben, Mona Shahbazi, Dale J. Lange, Ana C. Krieger: REM Behavior Disorder Associated with Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2012 Jun 7.

 Matthew R. Ebben, Temitayo Oyegbile, and Charles P. Pollak: The Efficacy of Three Different Mask Styles on a PAP Titration Night. Sleep Med. 2012 Jun;13(6):645-9.

Matthew R. Ebben and Ana K. Krieger: Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Masked by the Use of Nicotine. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2012;8(2):195-196.

Amit V Patel, Arthur J Spielman, Matthew R. Ebben, Ana C Krieger: Central Sleep Apnea Induced Acute Cardiac Arrhythmia? Sleep Fragments. 2011 Available from:

 Matthew R. Ebben, Vadim Kurbatov, Charles P. Pollak: Moderating Laboratory Adaptation with the Use of a Heart-rate Variability Biofeedback Device (StressEraser). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 2009 May 6

Matthew R. Ebben and Arthur J. Spielman: Non-pharmacological treatments for insomnia. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2009 Jan 24

MR Ebben, NK Sethi, M. Conte, CP Pollak, DR Labar: VNS, sleep apnea and CPAP titration. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2008;4(5):471-3.

Matthew R. Ebben, Nitin K. Sethi, Arthur J. Spielman: Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Cerivastatin Therapy: A Case Report. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2008;4(3):255-6

Matthew R. Ebben, Charles P. Pollak, and Claire Henchcliffe: Case study of an unusual variant of restless leg syndrome. The Journal of Movement Disorders.2008. Volume 23, Issue 1, pp.153

N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, M. Ebben, E. Arsura, P. K. Sethi: Nocturnal Panic Attacks Mistaken For Frontal Lobe Epilepsy. The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007. Volume 7 Number 1

Matthew R. Ebben and Arthur Spielman. The Effects of Distal Limb Warming on Sleep Latency International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2006, 13:3, 221-228.

Matthew R. Ebben, Anthony Lequerica, and Arthur Spielman. "Effects of Pyridoxine on Dreaming: A Preliminary Study" Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2002, 94, 135-140.

Book Chapters:

Matthew R. Ebben: Sleep and aging. In L. Ravdin and H. Katzen (eds.), Clinical Handbook of Neuropsychology of Aging & Dementia. New York: Springer (in press)

Ebben, M. R., & Fine, L. Insomnia: A risk for future psychiatric illness. In S. R. Pandi-Peumal & M. Kramer (Eds.), Sleep and mental illness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010

Matthew R. Ebben and Charles P. Pollak. Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Free-Running Type (Nonentrained Type). Casebook of sleep medicine: a learning companion to the international classification of sleep disorders, second edition, diagnostic and coding manual. Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2008:193-4

Matthew R. Ebben and Arthur J. Spielman. Sleep and Quality of life in Anxiety Disorders. In Joris C. Verster, S.R. Pandi Perumal, David L. Streiner. (eds.), Sleep and Quality of Life in Medical Illness. Totowa, NJ: The Humana Press 2008

Chien-Ming Yang and Matthew R. Ebben Behavioral Therapy, Sleep Hygiene, and Psychotherapy. In Pandi-Perumal, Verster, Monti, Lader & Langer (eds.) Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics. London: Informa Healthcare Medical Books 2008


Ebben, M.R.; Oyegbile, T.O.; Pollak, C.P. "THE EFFICACY OF FULL-FACE VERSUS NASAL PAP MASKS" American Professional Sleep Societies Abstracts 2010 (poster presentation)

Oyegbile, T.O.; Ebben, M.R.; Pollak, C.P."THE COMFORT OF FULL-FACE VERSUS NASAL PAP MASKS" American Professional Sleep Societies Abstracts 2010 (poster presentation)

Matthew R. Ebben, Robert Udewitz, Tomoko Ikuine, Arthur J. Spielman, Charles P. Pollak. "The effects of temperature biofeedback on sleep latency" American Professional Sleep Societies Abstracts 2008 (poster presentation)

Matthew R. Ebben and Arthur J. Spielman. "The Effects of Distal Limb Warming on Sleep Latency" American Professional Sleep Societies Abstracts 2004

K.A. Albert, L. Lannfelt, M.R. Ebben, G.L. Snyder, and P. Greengard. #147;Antipsychotic Drugs Increase the Phosphorylation State of DARPP-32#148; Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 1998

Honors and Awards

•   Joseph E. Barmack Memorial Award for Best Dissertation, City College and the Graduate School and University Center of New York. 2004

•   APA Dissertation Award, American Psychological Association. 2003-2004