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Your Sleep Position May Influence Stillbirth Risk

Research suggests that sleeping on your back can significantly increase stillbirth risk from the third trimester onwards.

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Women's Sleep Disordered Breathing Underdiagnosed?

Women are far less likely than men to be diagnosed, even when suffering similar symptoms as men.

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How Sleep May Be Affected by Climate Change

A warming global climate could have a negative impact on your sleep, according to a new study.

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Risk Factors for Age-Related Sleep Deprivation

How does sleep change as we get older, and what can we do to prevent our sleep from getting worse?

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Eyesight Loss with Diabetes Worsened by OSA

Diabetes puts you at risk of vision loss. If you also have obstructive sleep apnea, that risk goes even higher.

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Revealed: America’s Most Sleep Challenged Jobs

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified the careers associated with the highest rates of short sleep duration. Is your job on the list?

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Untreated Childhood Sleep Apnea Harms Brain

Childhood sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed and can harm brain cells linked to cognition and mood.

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Naps Help Babies Learn and Remember New Words

Sleep is essential at all stages of life, but it’s absolutely critical for childhood learning.

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Weekend Lie-ins May Be Bad for Teen Mental Health

Is your teen sleeping in a lot on the weekend? Learn how inconsistent sleep patterns may indicate that something is wrong.

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How Your Mind Can Act as a Barrier to Sleep

Feelings of stress and worry can harm sleep by causing a state of hyperarousal. But does your age make you more vulnerable?