What Affects Sleep

Learn about health conditions that can negatively impact your sleep.

Chronic Illness and Sleep

Sleep problems can be due to a chronic illness, such as diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders

There is no evidence that sleep disorders are a cause of psychiatric disorders.  But sleep and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression are closely related.

Stress and Sleep

If high levels of unwanted stress are not properly managed, your health and sense of well-being can suffer. Therefore, it is important to learn how to manage stress.

Sleep and Menopause

Approximately 75%-85% of menopausal women experience hot flashes, which can last for five years. Hot flashes and sweating can make it difficult to sleep.

Sleep Problems in Pregnancy

The hormonal changes and physical discomforts associated with pregnancy can affect a pregnant woman's quality of sleep.

Aging and Sleep

Regardless of your age, good restorative sleep is essential to physical health and emotional well-being.