In-depth

Alternative medicine

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique in which you use your mind to control your body, possibly helping with relaxation and a variety of health conditions.

Causes

Anorexia nervosa

Find out what's behind this life-threatening eating disorder and how to treat it.

Drug addiction

Nicotine dependence

Breaking your addiction to nicotine is difficult and takes commitment, support and time. But doing so can make a huge difference in your overall health.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea causes people to repeatedly stop breathing during their sleep. Common signs of this sleep disorder include loud snores punctuated by periods of silence.

Complications

Post-concussion syndrome

Sleep apnea, obstructive

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea — a condition that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing while you sleep.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Better sleep

Can't remember the last time you felt well rested? Then check out these self-help tips for getting a good night's sleep.

Napping do's and don'ts

Do naps tend to make you feel groggy, rather than refreshed? Find out what you might be doing wrong.

Sleep tips

Prevention

Coffee after dinner? Make it decaf

Risk factors

Depression

Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression can interfere with your ability to care for your baby and handle other daily tasks. Prompt treatment can help.

Prescription and OTC sleeping pills

Can't sleep? Sleeping pills might be the answer. But first talk with your doctor about the potential risks and benefits.

Stress symptoms

Aches and pains, irritability, and crying spells may have an unexpected source — stress. Recognize these and other signs and symptoms so that you can take action.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Tests and diagnosis

Polysomnography (sleep study)

Polysomnography is an overnight sleep study used to diagnose sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

Treatments and drugs

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common types of psychotherapy. It focuses on specific issues and goals to improve your life.

Insomnia treatment: CBT

Treat your long-standing insomnia without pills or side effects. Sound too good to be true? It's not, but it requires time and effort.

Light therapy

Light therapy can improve symptoms related to seasonal affective disorder and several other conditions. Here's why and how it's used.

OTC sleep aids

Over-the-counter sleep aids can help you get much-needed rest, but they're not without risks or side effects. Get the facts before you take medication to help you sleep.

Prescription sleeping pills

Sleeping pills can be effective in treating short-term sleep problems. But side effects can be serious. Find out more.

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