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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Exploring the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Psoriasis

Psoriasis and sleep apnea share a common link — inflammation. Does this mean these two conditions are connected?

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Don’t Think Sleep is Important? Your Heart Says Otherwise!

There’s limited data about the joint effects of sleep duration and sleep quality on heart health. Here’s what we know about the importance of sleep for your heart.

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation Can Improve Sleep

Relaxation techniques are a great way to calm the mind and prepare you for sleep.

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How to Cope With CPAP Machine Frustration

Struggling with your CPAP machine? Do not give up! Talk to your doctor about your concerns.

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Could Vitamin D Supplements Improve Your Sleep?

Some research has found links between lower levels of vitamin D and short sleep duration.

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Sleep Problems When On-Call

A 2017 study suggests that simply being on-call can lead to poor sleep quality.

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How to Treat Insomnia When You Live with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Half of all patients report disturbed sleep during alcohol withdrawal. Here are some treatment options that may help.

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The Health Risks Linked to Long Sleep

Studies demonstrate that excessive sleep duration is linked to a number of negative health outcomes.

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Sleep-Related Painful Erections: Causes, Solutions

Experiencing erections during sleep is perfectly normal; but they should not be painful.

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Is Bedroom Air Quality Harming Your Sleep?

The simple act of opening a window at night may improve the quality of your sleep.