Sleep Disorders

Learn about sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcoplepsy, and restless leg syndrome, including prevention tips, triggers to avoid, and drug information to help cure sleep problems.

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Risk Factors

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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Risk Factors

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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Sex Drive

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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How Your Insomnia is Linked to the Quality of Your Children's Sleep

Parents over-worried about their children’s sleep may take action that in fact messes with sleep quality.

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How (and Why) Traumatic Brain Injury Harms Sleep

As many as 70 percent of individuals suffer from sleep disturbances after a traumatic brain injury.

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CBT for Insomnia vs. CBT for Depression

Failing to treat insomnia in people with depression is argued to raise risk of relapse and slow depression recovery.

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Alternative Treatment

Can Sleep Deprivation Really Relieve Depression?

We still don’t know why sleep deprivation appears to improve depression symptoms in the short-term.

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Sleep Apnea and Migraine: Is There a Connection?

If you wake up with headache pain or snore a lot at night, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, a potential migraine trigger.

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Could Insomnia Turn You Into a Hoarder?

A lack of sleep may encourage hoarding, as insomniacs are more likely to associate collecting items with a sense of “reward.”

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The Link Between Sleep, Problem Gambling and Self-Control

Greater sleep difficulties were associated with lower self-regulatory behavior and in some cases a high score for problem gambling.