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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Lucid Dreaming: What Does It Feel Like?

Some believe that if we can alter the contents of a dream, we can better address our fears.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Is This Form of THC a Game-Changer for Sleep Apnea?

A recent study on treatment involves a rather controversial medicinal agent: Dronabinol.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Do Sleep Disorders Contribute to Infertility Issues?

Could your troubles with getting a good night’s sleep also be linked to your troubles conceiving?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Is Your Thyroid Causing Sleep Problems?

An underactive or overactive thyroid is associated with a variety of sleep-related symptoms. A look at some of the ways that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your sleep, and some solutions to help ensure a good night’s rest, every night.

By Mary Shomon

Metastatic Breast Cancer Giving You Insomnia?

If you have trouble sleeping with late-stage breast cancer, you're not alone. Here's why sleep issues are so common, and what you can do about it.

By PJ Hamel

Acupuncture May Help Fight Insomnia Health Hazards

Researchers studied acupuncture’s effect on insomnia-related hazards like depression and anxiety. Learn more.

By Martin Reed

Night Owl Syndrome: Do You Have It?

Commonly called ‘night owls’, people who stay up late and sleep late may have a common sleep disorder called delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS).

By Florence Cardinal

Alcohol and Sleep Apnea: A Dangerous Cocktail

Norman’s bouts with sleep apnea seemed to worsen when he was drinking. His snoring grew worse. He’d awaken frequently, gasping for breath.

By Florence Cardinal

Overcoming CPAP Compliance Issues

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often requires treatment with a CPAP. Learn about ways to make CPAP masks more comfortable and easier to use.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Catathrenia: What to Do When Your Partner Groans During the Night

Does your partner make strange sounds (other than snoring) when they’re asleep? If so, they may be suffering from catathrenia.

By Martin Reed