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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.

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Daylight Saving Time and Heart Disease Risk

You might think a one-hour change wouldn’t be much of a disruption. But it’s the suddenness of the change that can lead to significant health consequences.

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A Public at Risk: DOT Rejects Sleep-Apnea Testing

This decision to remove sleep-apnea screening comes as a surprise, given recent high-profile incidents involving drowsy truck drivers.

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Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increase Depression Risk?

Research suggests timely psychiatric intervention to improve quality of life for those with OSA and regular screening of depression as part of OSA management to reduce mental health risks.

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How Binge-Watching Poses a Threat to Your Sleep

A 2017 study suggests that binge-watching TV can have a negative effect on sleep quality.

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Inconsistent Sleep and Mental Health Risks

Studies suggest that not getting enough sleep can impact physical and mental wellbeing.

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Specific Ways Migraines Affect Your Sleep

A 2017 study found that almost half of individuals with Migraine experienced poor sleep quality.

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Sleep Apnea's Effects on Erectile Dysfunction

A 2015 study found that sleep apnea also poses a significant risk for erectile dysfunction (ED).

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Can Moving to America Harm Your Sleep?

A 2017 study suggests that one’s birthplace and culture can influence the quality of sleep.

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Sleep Quality Linked to Dry Eye Disease

A 2016 study suggests that dry eye disease is linked to poor sleep quality. Here’s why.