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Insomnia

Can't sleep? You're definitely not alone. Check back here for the latest tips to treat your insomnia; stories from others who have lived through it; and ideas for how to function at home and at work despite your lack of sleep.

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Alternative Treatment

10 Mistakes Insomnia Sufferers Regularly Make

The very things that many insomniacs do to improve their sleep can actually harm their sleep.

By Martin Reed

The Latest

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Risk Factors

Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

By Lara DeSanto
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Summer

6 Last-Minute Beach Reads That Lift You Up

There's still time: Grab one of these feel-good books and hit the hammock!

By Meryl Davids Landau
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Ask The Expert: Meena Khan. M.D.

Meena Khan, M.D., is associate professor of neurology and sleep medicine at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team
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Team Up

Frank communication is often the ticket to finding sleep solutions that work for you.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team
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Risk Factors

Not Getting Enough Sleep? You May Feel More Pain

Pain can make it difficult to sleep, but does a lack of sleep also affect pain levels? A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests it does.

By Diane Domina
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Medication

Could Your Sleeping Pill Keep You From Hearing a Fire Alarm?

Some sleeping pills can impair your ability to wake up in response to a threatening situation, such as the smell of smoke or the sound of a fire alarm.

By Diane Domina
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Living With

Stars, They’re Just Like Us: They Have Insomnia, Too

No much how much fame or fortune you have, insomnia can strike you, too. Just ask George Clooney.

By Martin Reed
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Prevention

Bright Lights, Bad Sleep: Light Pollution and Insomnia

The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer
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Lifestyle

12 Ways to Sleep Better With Low Back Pain

Poor sleep and back pain pretty much go hand-in-hand. Try these 12 tips to ease your pain so you can get a better night's sleep.

By Martin Reed
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Healthy Aging

Why Grieving Spouses Who Can't Sleep May Have More Health Problems

Research shows that stressful situations such as the loss of a loved one can lead to chronic inflammation and result in serious adverse effects on health.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Martin Reed
Patient Advocate

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.

Eli Hendel, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.