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Can Psoriasis Cause Sleep Disorders?

Having psoriasis puts you at higher risk for narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and other sleep complications. Here's what you should know.

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Sex Drive

Female Sexual Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea

Research published in 2017 investigated the effect of OSA on sexual function in premenopausal women.

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How Your Insomnia is Linked to the Quality of Your Children's Sleep

Parents over-worried about their children’s sleep may take action that in fact messes with sleep quality.

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How (and Why) Traumatic Brain Injury Harms Sleep

As many as 70 percent of individuals suffer from sleep disturbances after a traumatic brain injury.

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CBT for Insomnia vs. CBT for Depression

Failing to treat insomnia in people with depression is argued to raise risk of relapse and slow depression recovery.

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Alternative Treatment

Can Sleep Deprivation Really Relieve Depression?

We still don’t know why sleep deprivation appears to improve depression symptoms in the short-term.

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Could Insomnia Turn You Into a Hoarder?

A lack of sleep may encourage hoarding, as insomniacs are more likely to associate collecting items with a sense of “reward.”

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The Link Between Sleep, Problem Gambling and Self-Control

Greater sleep difficulties were associated with lower self-regulatory behavior and in some cases a high score for problem gambling.

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Hops Can Help Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

Hops have a sedative effect that can help you sleep better. But before you reach for a beer, try these other ways to get a healthy dose of hops.

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Risk Factors

Chronic Insomnia May Boost Your Diabetes Risk

We don't know why insomnia increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, but emerging research suggests we should look closer.