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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What's the Link Between Daytime Sleepiness and Risk of Dementia?

As a sleep medicine expert, Dr. Hendel thinks it’s worth asking if there’s an association between dementia and the consequences of sleep instability.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Why Too Much or Too Little Sleep Is Bad for Your Health

Results of a new study suggest that sleeping fewer than six hours a night or more 10 hours a night increases your risk for metabolic syndrome that increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

By Diane Domina

Sleep Health and Yoga Team Up for Better Sleep in Low-Income Communities

New research says that delivering sleep health education and yoga interventions in low-income communities improved both sleep quality and daytime functioning.

By Stephanie Stephens

Stuck Counting Sheep Instead of Sleeping?

It seems that everyone is on a quest to get a good night’s sleep, but when you have MS, it might be an even harder quest to overcome. We get to the root of the problem, so you can get to sleep faster.

By Martin Reed

Friends Can Stop Insomnia From Turning Into Depression

Studies show that insomnia can double the risk of developing depression, but a good social support system can decrease that risk.

By Martin Reed

How to Improve Sleep After Heart Surgery

After heart surgery, you may have trouble sleeping, but you don’t neccesarily need medication to get the sleep you need.

By Martin Reed

Why Our Genes Don't Adapt to Shift Work

Most genes that regulate important biological processes, including the immune system and metabolism, are unable to adapt to new patterns of sleeping and eating, and remain tuned to their normal daytime biological clock rhythms.

By Diane Domina

Spend Less Time In Bed If You Want More Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping and want to get a full night’s sleep, it makes sense to at least spend eight or more hours in bed, even if you’re not sleeping, right? Wrong!

By Martin Reed

How Nighttime Light Affects Your Body's Internal Clock

A study conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston sheds new light on the effects of night-time light exposure and your internal body clock.

By Diane Domina

What Is Sexsomnia?

Learn the signs of this sleep disorder and how it’s treated.

By Martin Reed