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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Risk Factors

The Health Risks Linked to Long Sleep

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

Man experiencing pain while trying to sleep.

Sleep-Related Painful Erections: Causes, Solutions

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

Woman waking up in her bedroom.

Is Bedroom Air Quality Harming Your Sleep?

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

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Risk Factors

The Links Between Sleep and GI Health

A look at the reasons why sleep disturbances are common in those with gastrointestinal disease.

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Causes and Consequences of Teen Sleep Issues

Sleep deprivation is all too common among teenagers, which is why many of the effects are overlooked.

Couples feet sticking out from under covers in bed.

Does Sexual Orientation Influence Sleep Quality?

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

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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.

Teen age male up late on phone.
Alternative Treatment

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.

Young woman with sleep disorder cannot sleep.
Risk Factors

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.

Female doctor adjusting sleep apnea machine on male patient.
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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.