Restless Legs Syndrome

Can’t Sleep? It Might Be Your Mind

Those with comorbid insomnia may have similar negative thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs about sleep as those with primary insomnia.

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Stuck Counting Sheep Instead of Sleeping?

It seems that everyone is on a quest to get a good night’s sleep, but when you have MS, it might be an even harder quest to overcome. We get to the root of the problem, so you can get to sleep faster.

By Martin Reed

Lifestyle Factors Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Striving for a healthy weight appears to be the best option to reduce the risk of developing RLS.

By Martin Reed

How to Treat Insomnia When You Live with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Half of all patients report disturbed sleep during alcohol withdrawal. Here are some treatment options that may help.

By Martin Reed

How to Deal With Restless Legs Syndrome

The condition often runs in families and has been linked to other problems. Here’s how to find relief.

By HealthAfter50

RLS, Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

Do you experience a creepy, crawly, pulling sensation and the overwhelming urge to move your legs in an effort to make it stop? You could be suffering from RLS.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

Meet the Experts

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

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

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional

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

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

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

Health News

Hormone Imbalance May Raise Diabetes Risk in Sleep-Deprived Men

Sleep deprivation has been linked to insulin resistance – a primary cause of type 2 diabetes – in several studies. Now, new research has uncovered a biological reason for this association in men: hormonal imbalance. Previous studies have shown that s...

Why Our Genes Don't Adapt to Shift Work

Most genes that regulate important biological processes, including the immune system and metabolism, are unable to adapt to new patterns of sleeping and eating, and remain tuned to their normal daytime biological clock rhythms.

Daytime Sleepiness May Indicate Alzheimer's

An observational study suggests that self-reported daytime sleepiness in older adults without dementia is associated with the accumulation of a brain protein – called protein β-amyloid (Αβ) – that’s an important biomarker for Alzheimer disease. The b...