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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
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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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Sleepless Nights Can Up Your Anxiety Levels

If your anxiety levels are through the roof, you may want to check your sleep quality.

By Lara DeSanto
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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.

By Stephanie Stephens
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How Sleep Affects Your Osteoporosis Risk

Did you know that a lack of quality sleep can harm your bone health? Here’s what you can do to combat the effects.

By Martin Reed
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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.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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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.

By Martin Reed
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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.

By Martin Reed
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What Exactly is Narcolepsy?

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

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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No More Cold and Clammy Night Sweats

Although night sweats isn’t a sleep disorder, they can still wreak havoc on your life — and sheets. There are a few culprits that could be eliminated so you sleep soundly — and dry.

By Martin Reed