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    Learn about health conditions that can negatively impact your 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

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