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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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The New Antidepressant on The Block Proves to Help With Sleep Disorders

Solriamfetol was initially developed as an antidepressant, but after patients saw an increase in wakefulness they thought, wait a second, would this help with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy? And they were right.

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Why Narcolepsy and Eating Disorders Go Hand-in-Hand

It makes sense, really — sleep has a big influence on how hungry we feel and the type of food we choose to eat. So, when our sleep is erratic it can mess with our metabolism and urges to binge.

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10 Surprising Facts About RLS

Restless legs syndrome doesn't only occur during sleep, and it affects more than your legs. Learn 10 surprising facts about this condition.

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Is This Form of THC a Game-Changer for Sleep Apnea?

A recent study on treatment involves a rather controversial medicinal agent: Dronabinol.

10 Mistakes Insomnia Sufferers Regularly Make

The very things that many insomniacs do to improve their sleep can actually harm their sleep.

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Big Risks in Mixing Benzodiazepines and Opioids

Have you been prescribed both benzodiazepines and opioids at the same time? Learn more about the compounded risks of taking these medications concurrently.

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Menopause: 7 Ways to Get Some Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can become difficult as you get older and find yourself combatting menopause symptoms. Try these tips for better slumber.

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How to Treat Sleep Apnea

Lifestyle measures, such as losing weight and sleeping on your side, may help treat sleep apnea. But a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask is effective in 80 to 90 percent of people.

How to Deal With Restless Legs Syndrome

The condition often runs in families and has been linked to other problems. Here’s how to find relief.