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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.

By Stephanie Stephens

The Latest

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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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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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Chronic Life

The Surprising Reason You Can’t Stay Awake

Getting verrrry sleepy? Your insatiable need for zzz’s could indicate an underlying chronic condition, according to researchers. Here’s what to know.

By Lara DeSanto
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Healthy Aging

5 Annoying Ways Menopause Messes With Your Sleep

Don’t let wacky hormones keep you up all night. Doctors offer easy solutions for zonking out in bed and staying that way—happily, less sweatily—till morning.

By Leslie Goldman
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Risk Factors

Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

By Lara DeSanto
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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.

By Lucy Maher
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Living With

8 Ways to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

If you live with ulcerative colitis (UC), sleep probably doesn't come easy. Short of crashing on the bathroom floor, what can you do to help? Try these expert strategies.

By Rachel Zohn
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How Tired Is Too Tired?

Sometimes sleep eludes us all. But a new study found that some of us may be walking around with an undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome.

By Lara DeSanto

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.