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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10 Surprising Facts About RLS

Restless legs syndrome doesn't only occur during sleep, and it affects more than your legs. Learn 10 surprising facts about this condition.

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

Your Car's Vibrations May Be Lulling You to Sleep

One possible cause for drowsy driving is that the constant, steady, low frequency vibrations in cars can make you sleepy and affect your alertness and concentration after just 15 minutes.

By Diane Domina

How to Catch Some Z's When Living With Gout

Studies show that people with gout have more flares in the nighttime than during the day — making it nearly impossible to sleep. So how do you push through the flare to get some Z’s?

By Martin Reed

No More Cold and Clammy Night Sweats

Although night sweats isn’t a sleep disorder, they can still wreak havoc on your life — and sheets. There are a few culprits that could be eliminated so you sleep soundly — and dry.

By Martin Reed

Women: Even Mild Sleep Disturbances Raise Your Blood Pressure

Health problems associated with sleep deprivation are well-documented in medical research. Now, a new study suggests that even minor sleep problems – like difficulty falling asleep – can raise blood pressure in women.

By Diane Domina