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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

‘Smart Pajamas’ Could Improve Your Sleep: Here’s How

If you’re one of the 70 million Americans who struggles to get a good night’s sleep, these new high-tech PJs could be the solution.

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Complications

How Much Do You Know About Sleepwalking?

Are you sleepwalking and have no idea? Surprisingly, it’s possible. Take this quiz to see if you’re secretly a sleepwalker.

Woman and dog sleeping in bed.
Lifestyle

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.

Sleeping pills and glass of water on bedside table.
Medication

Could Your Sleeping Pill Keep You From Hearing a Fire Alarm?

Some sleeping pills can impair your ability to wake up in response to a threatening situation, such as the smell of smoke or the sound of a fire alarm.

George Clooney attends American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018.
Living With

Stars, They’re Just Like Us: They Have Insomnia, Too

No much how much fame or fortune you have, insomnia can strike you, too. Just ask George Clooney.

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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?

Senior woman sleeping well.
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.

Man awake in bed at night.
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.

Woman holding colorful sleep mask in bed.
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.

Bright streetlamp outside of suburban homes.
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.