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.

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.

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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.

By Julie A. Fast

How Much Do You Know About Restless Legs Syndrome?

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) can present in different ways, but is typically associated with pain, tingling, burning in the limbs or an insatiable urge to move your legs. See how much you know.

By Martin Reed

Combat Your Narcolepsy With Diet

Loading up on foods high in hypocretin — a chemical in the brain responsible for keeping us awake — can help you ward off narcolepsy. Turn to trendy foods like kimchi, yogurt, and kombucha.

By Martin Reed

You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea About RLS

Contrary to popular belief, restless leg syndrome does not occur during sleep, and it doesn't even affect just your legs. These facts may surprise you.

By Martin Reed

Missed Diagnosis: A Race Car Driver's Journey With Narcolepsy

How is it possible for someone to live with narcolepsy for years before being diagnosed? And considering all the symptoms that typically interfere with quality of life, how is it possible for a person not to seek a medical evaluation to identify a cl...

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

What Exactly is Narcolepsy?

Why is is that people with narcolepsy have trouble staying awake?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Could I Have Narcolepsy?

It’s important to identify and recognize symptoms that point to a diagnosis of narcolepsy. Do you have these signs?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Everything You Need to Know About Restless Leg Syndrome

When we say everything, we mean everything. The four signs of RLS, what causes it, how it affects your sleep, and the treatments available.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Prioritize Sleep for Improved Weight Loss

Sleep quality is important for getting rid of excess body fat. Learn how sleep deprivation can impact weight loss goals.

By Martin Reed

Your Car's Vibrations May Be Lulling You to Sleep

One possible cause for drowsy driving is that the constant, steady, low frequency vibrations in cars can make you sleepy and affect your alertness and concentration after just 15 minutes.

By Diane Domina

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

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.

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

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.

"Diet" of Adequate Sleep May Reduce Sugar Intake

Too little sleep on a regular basis has been linked to a risk of developing obesity.

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.