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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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

Sleep Disorders You're At Risk of With Psoriasis

Having psoraisis puts you more at risk for narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and these other sleep complications.

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

How Your Insomnia is Linked to the Quality of Your Children's Sleep

Parents over-worried about their children’s sleep may take action that in fact messes with sleep quality.

By Martin Reed

How (and Why) Traumatic Brain Injury Harms Sleep

As many as 70 percent of individuals suffer from sleep disturbances after a traumatic brain injury.

By Martin Reed

CBT for Insomnia vs. CBT for Depression

Failing to treat insomnia in people with depression is argued to raise risk of relapse and slow depression recovery.

By Martin Reed