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Sleep Disorders

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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Therapy Was My Game Changer

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Living With

What Insomnia Sufferers Are Tired of Hearing

You only know what it's really like if you’ve been there, and while your words of encouragement are thoughtful, telling me to "lay off the coffee" is not really the issue.

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Supplements

Will Melatonin Supplements Help Lull You to Sleep?

If you’re over the age of 40, your natural melatonin has slowed production. So why not turn to a melatonin supplement as a replacement? Well, for starters, there’s little evidence that shows its worth as a sleep aid.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trouble Sleeping? An Online Insomnia Program Might Help

Digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs can cut symptoms of insomnia and boost health in people with the sleep disorder, say researchers.