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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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Risk Factors

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.

The Latest

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Five Questions

How to Handle Sleep Disruptions During Menopause

Dr. Lila Nachtigall talks to HealthCentral about hot flashes and night sweats affect your health — and what you can do about it.

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Insomnia

Connecting the Dots: Sleep and Gut Microbiome

Can't sleep? New research found that your gut microbiome has way more to do with the quality of your snooze fests than you might think.

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Living With

9 Tips to Help Sleep With Bipolar

Respect your circadian rhythm is among Julie A. Fast’s tips for improving sleep when you're bipolar. Find out her other practical suggestions to help with sleep.

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Living With

Tips and Products to Help You Sleep During Menopause

Night sweats and hot flashes keeping you awake? These suggestions can help.

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Risk Factors

Sleep Apnea Could Be Fueling Your Depression

A new study found that people with depression that doesn’t respond to therapy and medication should be screened for this sleep disorder. Here’s what you should know.

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Obesity

9 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

For people who are overweight or obese, losing even a little weight can improve your life—and your health—in some unexpected ways. The bonus? Those non-scale victories can help keep you motivated too.

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Obesity

What Does Snoring Have to Do With Obesity?

A lot. Problems like snoring and sleep apnea can make it more difficult to lose weight. Find out what’s behind the connection—and what you can do to get the rest you need.

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Lifestyle

‘Smart Pajamas’ Could Improve Your Sleep: Here’s How

If you’re one of the 70 million Americans who struggles to get a good night’s sleep, these new high-tech PJs could be the solution.

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Complications

How Head and Neck Cancer Can Impact Sleep

Did you know head and neck cancer symptoms and treatments can cause issues with your sleep? Here’s what you should know.

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Complications

How Much Do You Know About Sleepwalking?

Are you sleepwalking and have no idea? Surprisingly, it’s possible. Take this quiz to see if you’re secretly a sleepwalker.

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.

Eli Hendel, M.D.
Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

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

Stephanie Stephens
M.A., Health Writer

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

Health News

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise Equals Less Depression

Middle-aged and older women who naturally go to bed and get up early (early birds) are considerably less likely to be depressed, according to a new observational study.

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Risk Factors

Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

If you're struggling with obesity, improving your sleep could help reduce your sugar consumption and promote a healthy weight.

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Why Too Much or Too Little Sleep Is Bad for Your Health

Results of a new study suggest that sleeping fewer than six hours a night or more 10 hours a night increases your risk for metabolic syndrome that increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.