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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Alternative Treatment

Alternative Sleep Help for Breast Cancer Survivors

For breast cancer survivors struggling with sleep, this CBT alternative may be worth a second look.

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The Best Way to Treat Acute Insomnia

A single group-based session of behavioral therapy may be effective for some insomnia patients.

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Risk Factors

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 Sleep-Deprived Are You?

The amount of sleep you need may have little to do with the amount you actually get. Use our Sleep Diagnostic tool to determine whether you need more sleep.

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Risk Factors

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?

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Big Risks in Mixing Benzodiazepines and Opioids

Have you been prescribed both benzodiazepines and opioids at the same time? Learn more about the compounded risks of taking these medications concurrently.

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Risk Factors

Insomnia Linked to Heart Events

Meta-analysis ties insomnia to dire health issues, including heart attack and stroke risk. Use the following tips to improve sleep quality and prevent insomnia.

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Chronic Life

Do Your Loved Ones See Your Fatigue as Laziness?

Feeling abandoned by friends and family only adds to the trauma of managing chronic fatigue.

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Living With

How Important Is Sleep to Managing Bipolar Disorder?

Is there a relationship between the symptoms of bipolar disorder and your sleep patterns?

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Living With

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Insomnia

Studies have found that sleep apnea raises insomnia risk—especially if you’re female or have had a stroke.