SLEEP DISORDERS

From insomnia to narcolepsy, sleep disorders include any abnormality in a person's sleep patterns. Learn about the diagnosis and symptoms of sleep disorders, and find out how they can be treated.
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Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea causes patients to actually stop breathing periodically throughout the night. Learn about the silent dangers of sleep apnea.

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  • 10 Signs You May Be Sleep Deprived

    10 Signs You May Be Sleep Deprived

    The statistics are alarming: According to the World Association of Sleep Medicine, about 45 percent of the world's population isn't getting enough sleep. See more »

  • Does sleep deprivation lead to risky decisions?

    Does sleep deprivation lead to risky decisions?

    Research shows that when we've had too little sleep, our brain activity makes us overly optimistic, so we make some bad choices. See more »

  • How Insomnia Works

    How Insomnia Works

    Can't sleep? Tossing and turning? Join the crowd. Insomnia is all too common -- but what's keeping so many people from getting the rest they need? See more »

  • How Sleep Deprivation Works

    How Sleep Deprivation Works

    You know you're not yourself when you don't get enough sleep, but what really happens to your body when the sandman refuses to visit? See more »

  • What is narcolepsy?

    What is narcolepsy?

    Narcolepsy causes sufferers to fall asleep unexpectedly. How does it work? See more »

  • Will you EVER get back to sleep? The Insomnia Quiz

    Will you EVER get back to sleep? The Insomnia Quiz

    Whether it's a few sleepless nights from time to time or long-term insomnia, millions of people are tired. Test how much you know about how to get a good night's sleep -- and what to do when you can't -- in our insomnia quiz. See more »

  • Zzzzzzzzzzz … How much do you know about sleep apnea?

    Zzzzzzzzzzz … How much do you know about sleep apnea?

    Every night, millions of people get mediocre rest because breathing problems disrupt their sleep cycle. Take this quiz to learn about sleep apnea. See more »

  • 9 Most Common Sleep Disorders

    9 Most Common Sleep Disorders

    Think you might have a sleep disorder? Learn more about the 9 most common sleep disorders. See more »

  • Do you need sleep drugs?

    Do you need sleep drugs?

    For some people, medications or herbal supplements can be the answer to sleep problems — if you know the right one. This guide will help you and your doctor make the decision that's right for you. See more »

  • Restless Legs

    Restless Legs

    The specific cause of restless legs syndrome is unknown, but there are several nutritional concerns that should be considered. Learn how diet can help treat the symptoms of restless legs syndrome. See more »

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