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This week: sleep disorders, opioids and Zika research

Thirty to 50 percent of adults have a sleep disorder, whether they know it or not. Many suffer without seeking treatment.

These disorders -- insomnia, restless leg syndrome, jet lag -- can worsen other health issues, like blood pressure, anxiety and cardiovascular disease, says Karen Klingman, PhD, an associate professor of nursing at Upstate University Hospital. Klingman specializes in sleep disorders.

This week, Klingman explains the six basic sleep disorders, tells of a sleep questionnaire she's developing to help doctors diagnose sleep problems and suggests sources of advice on the suggested amount of sleep one needs.

Also this week: a mosquito trap that could help reduce the spread of Dengue fever and Zika, plus the epidemic of opioid abuse.