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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Tips and Products to Help You Sleep During Menopause

Night sweats and hot flashes keeping you awake? These suggestions can help.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

9 Tips to Help Sleep With Bipolar

Respect your circadian rhythm is among Julie A. Fast’s tips for improving sleep when you're bipolar. Find out her other practical suggestions to help with sleep.

By Julie A. Fast

How Much Do You Know About Restless Legs Syndrome?

Spoiler alert — did you know that RLS is not a sleep disorder? It's actually a neurological disorder. Mind blowing, right?

By Martin Reed

Combat Your Narcolepsy With Diet

Loading up on foods high in hypocretin — a chemical in the brain responsible for keeping us awake — can help you ward off narcolepsy. Turn to trendy foods like kimchi, yogurt, and kombucha.

By Martin Reed

You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea About RLS

Contrary to popular belief, restless leg syndrome does not occur during sleep, and it doesn't even affect just your legs. These facts may surprise you.

By Martin Reed

Missed Diagnosis: A Race Car Driver's Journey With Narcolepsy

How is it possible for someone to live with narcolepsy for years before being diagnosed? And considering all the symptoms that typically interfere with quality of life, how is it possible for a person not to seek a medical evaluation to identify a cl...

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

What Exactly is Narcolepsy?

Why is is that people with narcolepsy have trouble staying awake?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Could I Have Narcolepsy?

It’s important to identify and recognize symptoms that point to a diagnosis of narcolepsy. Do you have these signs?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Everything You Need to Know About Restless Leg Syndrome

When we say everything, we mean everything. The four signs of RLS, what causes it, how it affects your sleep, and the treatments available.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Prioritize Sleep for Improved Weight Loss

Sleep quality is important for getting rid of excess body fat. Learn how sleep deprivation can impact weight loss goals.

By Martin Reed