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Articles about Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders — science, symptoms and solutions

Did you know there are more than 80 different sleep disorders? Our articles cover both common and lesser-known disorders and answer questions like ‘why have I started snoring?’, ‘what causes restless legs?’, and ‘what is sleep paralysis?’. We use the science behind these sleep disorders to explain the symptoms, causes and what you can do if you think you’re experiencing any of these sleep disorders.

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Jet lag: what is it and can it be avoided?

Though it’s only a short term disorder, jet lag can have a real impact on your health and wellbeing while travelling. In this article we’ll explain exactly what jet lag is, what causes it and how to reduce its effects for a more enjoyable travel experience.

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Obstructive sleep apnea — everything you need to know

As the numbers of people diagnosed with sleep apnea continue to rise, even more are living with the disorder without even realising. In this article we’ll explore what causes sleep apnea, how to spot the symptoms and the treatment options if you are diagnosed with different types of sleep apnea.

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Restless legs syndrome and movement during sleep

Movement at night — whether you’re fast sleep or wide awake — can impact significantly on a good night’s rest for you and your partner. In this article, we look at uncontrollable limbs and painful leg cramps and how you can take back control of both.

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Sexsomnia: a contentious diagnosis

Sexsomnia is a very rare but frighteningly real sleep disorder. In this article we uncover the truth behind this parasomnia that divides legal teams and disrupts lives.

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What causes sleep paralysis? Can it be prevented?

Sleep paralysis is relatively common but commonly misunderstood. In this article sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley goes behind the headlines to examine its root causes, consider possible solutions and determine how sleep paralysis gained its fearful reputation.

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Snoring ― what causes it, can you stop it?

Snoring is an irritating, and occasionally serious, sleep disorder. In this article sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley discusses the causes of snoring, its potential impact and possible solutions.

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