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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.

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Sleep Problems When On-Call

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

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The Health Risks Linked to Long Sleep

Studies demonstrate that excessive sleep duration is linked to a number of negative health outcomes.

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The Links Between Sleep and GI Health

A look at the reasons why sleep disturbances are common in those with gastrointestinal disease.

Young woman with sleep disorder cannot sleep.

The Challenging Case of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)

Symptoms typically consist of violent movements and flailing of the arms and legs during dream periods, which can become a serious problem with a bed partner.

Female doctor adjusting sleep apnea machine on male patient.

Understanding How Heart Failure and Sleep Apnea Contribute to Mortality

Based on what is already known about sleep disorders and how they complicate heart disease, little effort has been made to aggressively identify and then treat these sleep disorders.

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Can Psoriasis Cause Sleep Disorders?

Having psoriasis puts you at higher risk for narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and other sleep complications. Here's what you should know.

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Healthier Heart Challenge: Get Your Best Sleep

In week four of the challenge, we look at ways to eliminate bad habits that prevent you from getting your best sleep.

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Female Sexual Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea

Research published in 2017 investigated the effect of OSA on sexual function in premenopausal women.

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Chronic Insomnia May Boost Your Diabetes Risk

We don't know why insomnia increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, but emerging research suggests we should look closer.