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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Symptoms

What Is Sexsomnia?

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

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Medication

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

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

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Treatment

Do Sleep Disorders Contribute to Infertility Issues?

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

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Complications

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.

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Lifestyle

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.