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What Exactly is Narcolepsy?

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

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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.

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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.

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Women: Even Mild Sleep Disturbances Raise Your Blood Pressure

Health problems associated with sleep deprivation are well-documented in medical research. Now, a new study suggests that even minor sleep problems – like difficulty falling asleep – can raise blood pressure in women.

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Alcohol and Sleep Apnea: A Dangerous Cocktail

Norman’s bouts with sleep apnea seemed to worsen when he was drinking. His snoring grew worse. He’d awaken frequently, gasping for breath.

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Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

If you're struggling with obesity, improving your sleep could help reduce your sugar consumption and promote a healthy weight.

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What's the Link Between Sleep and Diabetes?

Poor sleep not only increases your type 2 diabetes risk, but also having type 2 diabetes can contribute to your sleep problems. Here's what you can do about it.

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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Striving for a healthy weight appears to be the best option to reduce the risk of developing RLS.

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Is OSA a Risk Factor for Cancer?

Some studies suggest that CPAP treatment may reduce the risk of cancer and death from cancer.

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How Caffeine Reduces Childhood Sleep Quality

This study suggests that soda, chocolate, and energy drinks could be major culprits if your kids aren't getting enough sleep.