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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How (and Why) Traumatic Brain Injury Harms Sleep

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

By Martin Reed

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.

By Martin Reed

Can Sleep Deprivation Really Relieve Depression?

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

By Martin Reed

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.

By Tammy Rome

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.”

By Martin Reed

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.

By Martin Reed

Hops Can Help Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

Hops have a sedative effect that can help you sleep better. But before you reach for a beer, try these other ways to get a healthy dose of hops.

By Martin Reed

10 Tips for Sleeping Well With Fibromyalgia

When you have fibromyalgia, rest is important, but insomnia often goes hand-in-hand with your condition. Get the sleep you need by following these tips.

By Ginger Vieira

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.

By Martin Reed

Mindfulness for Sleep After a Stressful Day

Your imagination can be a powerful tool when it comes to promoting relaxation and sleep.

By Martin Reed