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Sleep and Dehydration: What's the Link?

Adults who sleep just six hours a night may have a higher risk of dehydration than those who get eight hours of sleep, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

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

A Blood Test for Drowsy Driving?

Researchers devised a computer algorithm that could be used to determine whether a blood sample came from a sleep-deprived person or a well-rested person.

By Diane Domina

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.

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

How Much Do You Know About Restless Legs Syndrome?

Spoiler alert — did you know that RLS is not a sleep disorder? It's actually a neurological disorder. Mind blowing, right?

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

What Exactly is Narcolepsy?

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

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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

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