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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Prevention

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?

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Prevention

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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Brain

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.

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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.

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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.

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Complications

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.

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Relationships

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.

Living With

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.

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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.