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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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Florence Cardinal

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Marygrace Taylor

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.

By Martin Reed

Is OSA a Risk Factor for Cancer?

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

By Martin Reed

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.

By Martin Reed

Exploring the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Psoriasis

Psoriasis and sleep apnea share a common link — inflammation. Does this mean these two conditions are connected?

By Martin Reed

Don’t Think Sleep is Important? Your Heart Says Otherwise!

There’s limited data about the joint effects of sleep duration and sleep quality on heart health. Here’s what we know about the importance of sleep for your heart.

By Martin Reed

Sleep Problems When On-Call

A 2017 study suggests that simply being on-call can lead to poor sleep quality.

By Martin Reed