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Sleep Disorders

Learn about sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcoplepsy, and restless leg syndrome, including prevention tips, triggers to avoid, and drug information to help cure sleep problems.

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Women With This Sleep Problem May Have Greater Cancer Risk

A new study found that women with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop cancer.

By Stephanie Stephens

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Having Weird Coronavirus Dreams?

There’s a scientific reason for those vivid pandemic-themed dreams that have been keeping you up at night.

By Sarah Ellis
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10 Things to Know About Narcolepsy and Exercise

This sleep disorder comes with overwhelming drowsiness—but getting active may help improve your symptoms.

By Lara DeSanto
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The Best and Worst Foods for Narcolepsy

Yep, your diet can make a difference in your symptoms. Here’s what to eat to (and what to avoid) when you have narcolepsy.

By Lara DeSanto
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Sleep Struggles After Heart Surgery, Solved

Insomnia is common after heart procedures. Learn why sleep can be so elusive post-op—and what you can do to get some rest.

By Matt McMillen
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These Popular OTC Supplements May Cause Insomnia

Check to see if any supplements you’re using come with a hidden side effect of insomnia.

By Martin Reed
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Ending the Anxiety, Insomnia, and Sexual Dysfunction Cycle

Pairing insomnia with anxiety can have harmful effects on your relationship and sex life.

By Martin Reed
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Did Skipping CPAP Lead to Justice Scalia's Sudden Death?

Did Skipping CPAP Contribute to Justice Scalia’s Sudden Death?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Why Reducing Exposure to Blue Light Improves Your Sleep

People spend anywhere from 3 to over 8 hours looking at the screens of various electronic devices, which produce blue light and disrupt sleep. Here’s how to combat this.

By Martin Reed
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8 Questions to Ask Before Taking Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

Most of us will experience short-term sleep problems at some point in our lives. This is normal. So if you’ve only been having trouble sleeping for a few nights or a couple of weeks, you shouldn’t be thinking about sleeping pills just yet. Elusive sl...

By Martin Reed
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If You Have Asthma and Sleep Issues, You Need to Read This

It goes without saying that if you suffer with asthma, you should probably not be smoking. Not only can smoking worsen asthma symptoms, it can also affect your sleep. The link between anxiety, insomnia, asthma and smoking A Norwegian study looked at ...

By Martin Reed

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.

Stephanie Stephens
Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.