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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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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.

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Acupuncture May Help Fight Insomnia Health Hazards

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

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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).

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Risk Factors

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.

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Treatment

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.

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Symptoms

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.

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Risk Factors

Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

If you're struggling with obesity, improving your sleep could help reduce your sugar consumption and promote a healthy weight.

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Complications

What's the Link Between Sleep and Diabetes?

Poor sleep not only increases your type 2 diabetes risk, but also having type 2 diabetes can contribute to your sleep problems. Here's what you can do about it.

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Risk Factors

Lifestyle Factors Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Striving for a healthy weight appears to be the best option to reduce the risk of developing RLS.