Sleep Disorder Facts

Sleep disorders affect a person's ability to get a restful night's sleep. Examples include insomnia, restless leg syndrome, snoring and sleep apnea. Learn more ›

Sleep Apnea Facts

Sleep apnea is a common—but potentially serious—breathing disorder in which your breathing stops or becomes shallow during sleep. Early recognition and treatment is important since sleep apnea may be associated with other conditions, such as irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

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Insomnia: 10 Tips to Help You Sleep

In search of a few good Zzzs? People with insomnia, a very common sleep disorder, often find it hard to fall or stay asleep. This can cause big trouble the next day, impairing function, energy, and mood. So what can you do to get a good night's sleep? Here are 10 tips.

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Could you have restless legs syndrome?

An estimated 12 million Americans are affected by this sleep disorder.

Overview of Sleep Problems

Sleep is not just resting or taking a break from busy routines - it is essential to physical and emotional health. Adequate sleep may also play a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury. Inadequate sleep over a period of time is associated with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and depression.

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Solutions for a Sleepless Night

A good night’s sleep is more than beauty rest. It’s as necessary to good physical and mental health as eating a healthy diet, exercising, and maintaining your weight. Not getting enough deep sleep regularly can increase your risk for car accidents, memory problems, and weight gain, says the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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Periods, Pregnancy, Menopause And Sleep

Researchers aren't sure why women seem to have more trouble sleeping than men, but they have noticed that women have the most difficulty when hormone levels fluctuate.

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Many people struggle with sleep. About a quarter of all seniors and around 10 percent of the general population have insomnia.