Sleep Disorders


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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10 Mistakes Insomnia Sufferers Regularly Make

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


Ann Dienes and her husband, Robert.

Insomnia Lesson Plan

A college professor reveals her tips for better sleep.

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Advice I Don’t Need

These are the worst—and best—things to say to someone with insomnia.

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Sleep Solutions

There are more ways to tackle insomnia than you might think.

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Ask The Expert: Meir Kryger, M.D.

Meir Kryger, M.D., is a professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, and author of *The Mystery of Sleep: Why a Good Night’s Rest Is Vital to a Better, Healthier Life*.

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Insomnia 101

Sleepless? You're not alone. More than one-third of Americans rate their sleep as "poor" or "only fair."

Doctor and patient discussing insomnia treament.

Your Doctor-Visit Prep Toolbox

To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment.

HealthCentral Insomnia Guide 2019 cover

Insomnia Magazine Download

Download your free copy of the HealthCentral Insomnia Guide today.

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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.

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Team Up

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

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Therapy Was My Game Changer

A therapist's holistic approach turned things around for Kyle Elliot.

Meet the Experts

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

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