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5 Signs You Could Have a Sleep Disorder

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Brushing your lack of shut-eye aside won't get you the help (and sleep) you need. Pay attention to these warning signs, as they could mean you're struggling with a sleep disorder, and knowing what you're up against is the first step to recovery.   View slideshow

How Healthy is Your Bedroom?

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It’s not just somewhere you snooze. The 8-plus hours you spend there each night could affect your stress level, your sex life, even your health.  Read More

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Celebrity Sleep Secrets

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Celebrities lead fabulous and often hectic lives—jetting across the country on a whim, partying at late-night hot spots, following rigorous touring or filming schedules—so it's no surprise that sleep may not always be a number-one priority.   View slideshow

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11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep

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Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.   View slideshow

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How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

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The term sleep disorder may suggest someone tossing and turning all night, but lying awake for hours with insomnia is just one example of many conditions that affect how you sleep and function during the day.   View slideshow

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Advice from Carlos H. Schenck, MD, on Sleep Problems, Strange Behaviors, and When to See a Doctor

Dr. Carlos Schenck
Dr. Carlos Schenck
Senior staff psychiatrist at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center
Q: I don’t always sleep well. At what point should I see a sleep doctor?

A: As soon as your sleep problems begin interfering with your physiological or psychological functioning—or if your actions in sleep negatively affect the sleep of your bed partner. It’s always good to see your general practitioner first. A lot of medication can cause sleep issues, so altering your prescription can help. If the problem persists, you can get a reference to an accredited sleep center. Read More

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8 Factors That Could Be Keeping You Awake at Night

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When sleep disturbances persist for longer than a month, it's important to identify any underlying causes. Consider whether these common triggers could be contributing to your restless nights.   View slideshow

What Not to Do at Bedtime: 6 Bad Behaviors That Can Steal Your Sleep

Letterman's top 10 list may be too stimulating for your mind to unwind
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You know that drinking coffee before bedtime is asking for trouble. But you may not realize the other daily habits that could be ruining your good night's sleep.

Before you run to the doctor or start popping sleeping pills, check your routine for these possible sleep stealers...  Read More

Sleepy All the Time: What Sleep Apnea and Narcolepsy Feel Like

Dozing off at work after a full night's sleep isn't normal
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With some sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or periodic limb movement disorder, patients may not realize why or even if their sleep is disturbed throughout the night. They might blame their frequent waking on another issue...  Read More

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