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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Does Sexual Orientation Influence Sleep Quality?

A report sheds light on a long-ignored area of sleep research: sexual orientation.

By Martin Reed

Eat Well to Improve Your Sleep Health

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and legumes just might help you sleep better, according to this study.

By Martin Reed

Does CPAP Help Teens Avoid OSA Complications?

Many teenagers with OSA do not appreciate that they have a serious medical problem. That’s not good.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

The Challenging Case of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)

Symptoms typically consist of violent movements and flailing of the arms and legs during dream periods, which can become a serious problem with a bed partner.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Understanding How Heart Failure and Sleep Apnea Contribute to Mortality

Based on what is already known about sleep disorders and how they complicate heart disease, little effort has been made to aggressively identify and then treat these sleep disorders.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Sleep Paralysis: Exploring Potential Causes

Ever woken in the night feeling paralyzed or unable to breathe? Sleep paralysis could be to blame.

By Martin Reed

Can Psoriasis Cause Sleep Disorders?

Having psoriasis puts you at higher risk for narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and other sleep complications. Here's what you should know.

By Martin Reed

How to Handle Sleep Disruptions During Menopause

Dr. Lila Nachtigall talks to HealthCentral about hot flashes and night sweats affect your health — and what you can do about it.

By Elizabeth Millard

Healthier Heart Challenge: Get Your Best Sleep

In week four of the challenge, we look at ways to eliminate bad habits that prevent you from getting your best sleep.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Female Sexual Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea

Research published in 2017 investigated the effect of OSA on sexual function in premenopausal women.

By Martin Reed