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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12 Ways to Sleep Better With Low Back Pain

Poor sleep and back pain pretty much go hand-in-hand. Try these 12 tips to ease your pain so you can get a better night's sleep.

By Martin Reed

Do You Have Painsomnia From RA?

When rheumatoid arthritis pain hits, it can wreak havoc on your sleep, causing a condition called painsomnia. Learn how these advocates are helping.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What to Eat, And What Not to Eat With Narcolepsy

If you’re battling narcolepsy you should be stocking your fridge with oily fish, chicken, and nuts — and steering clear of caffeine and alcohol. Sorry, we’re just the messenger — take it from the experts themselves.

By Martin Reed

Sleep and Dehydration: What's the Link?

Adults who sleep just six hours a night may have a higher risk of dehydration than those who get eight hours of sleep, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Sleep Tips for People With Ulcerative Colitis

Sleep disturbances are common for people with UC. But these strategies can help you get the rest you need.

By Martin Reed

Do You Have the Most Deadly Form of Sleep Apnea?

As it turns out, people with sleep apnea who have short breathing interruptions while asleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

What Insomnia Sufferers Are Tired of Hearing

You only know what it's really like if you’ve been there, and while your words of encouragement are thoughtful, telling me to "lay off the coffee" is not really the issue.

By Martin Reed

10 Myths About Living With Restless Legs Syndrome

People think they know, but they have no idea. RLS doesn’t occur while you sleep, and it doesn’t cause your limbs to move involuntarily. Let’s set the record straight.

By Martin Reed

Will Melatonin Supplements Help Lull You to Sleep?

If you’re over the age of 40, your natural melatonin has slowed production. So why not turn to a melatonin supplement as a replacement? Well, for starters, there’s little evidence that shows its worth as a sleep aid.

By Ask HealthCentral

Exercise When You're Feeling Sleepy to Ward Off Narcolepsy

It's a never-ending cycle — you don't work out because you're sleepy, and then you gain weight because your daytime fatigue leads to bad food choices. Breaking this cycle can be as easy as convincing yourself to work out when you're getting sleepy.

By Martin Reed