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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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Symptoms

Tips to Help You Sleep Well With Incontinence

Can’t sleep through the night without waking up multiple times to use the bathroom? Here are steps you can take to help.

The Latest

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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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Obesity

10 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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Diagnosis

Finally, a Blood Test to Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have brought us one step closer to quickly diagnosing this elusive disease that many brush off as “imaginary.”

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Lifestyle

Do You Believe These Sleep Myths? It Could Be Harming Your Health

Widespread assumptions about Zzzs could be seriously endangering your health, due to conditions like sleep apnea. Thankfully, a new study is busting common myths.

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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.

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Lifestyle

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.

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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.

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.