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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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Lifestyle

Are You Getting the ‘Normal’ Amount of Sleep?

How many times have we heard that we must get at least eight hours of sleep? Well, what if we told you that it was a big misconception, and you may not need eight hours of Z’s, afterall?

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Lifestyle

Trouble Sleeping? More Than Your Energy is at Risk

Aside from being rundown and tired, some studies also suggest a link between a lack of sleep and an increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Follow these three tips to catch more Z's.

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Living With

Crohn’s Disease and Your Sleep: What You Should Know

Dealing with sleep problems in addition to Crohn’s? You’re not alone. Here’s how to get better rest with IBD.

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Lifestyle

How Sleep Affects Your Osteoporosis Risk

Did you know that a lack of quality sleep can harm your bone health? Here’s what you can do to combat the effects.

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Prevention

Bright Lights, Bad Sleep: Light Pollution and Insomnia

The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.

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Lifestyle

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.

Woman unable to sleep due to arthritis-related pain.
Living With

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.

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Nutrition

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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Lifestyle

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.