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Weighted blanket for insomnia patient.
Living With

Can Weighted Blankets Help Insomnia?

Weighted blankets come with a number of health claims — but can they offer insomnia relief?

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Can Improved Air Quality Help Sleep Quality?

Researchers have identified the two specific air pollutants that appear to harm sleep quality and efficiency.

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Alternative Treatment

Alternative Sleep Help for Breast Cancer Survivors

For breast cancer survivors struggling with sleep, this CBT alternative may be worth a second look.

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Treatment

The Best Way to Treat Acute Insomnia

A single group-based session of behavioral therapy may be effective for some insomnia patients.

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Risk Factors

Weekend Lie-ins May Be Bad for Teen Mental Health

Is your teen sleeping in a lot on the weekend? Learn how inconsistent sleep patterns may indicate that something is wrong.

Woman using a smartphone in bed
Risk Factors

How Your Mind Can Act as a Barrier to Sleep

Feelings of stress and worry can harm sleep by causing a state of hyperarousal. But does your age make you more vulnerable?

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Medication

Big Risks in Mixing Benzodiazepines and Opioids

Have you been prescribed both benzodiazepines and opioids at the same time? Learn more about the compounded risks of taking these medications concurrently.

Woman with insomnia having trouble sleeping at night.
Living With

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Insomnia

Studies have found that sleep apnea raises insomnia risk—especially if you’re female or have had a stroke.

Man experiencing abdominal pain in bed
Risk Factors

Can Sleep Really be Affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Although sleep complaints are a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, researchers have often struggled to confirm them.

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How to Improve Your Sleep When Hospitalized

Here are some tips for sleeping well when in a hospital overnight.