Insomnia, or the inability to fall/stay asleep, can be a side effect of your treatment for cancer. The good news is that there are many options to help insomnia. Insomnia Coping Strategies: Try not to [...]
Researchers have found that 43 percent of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in a clinical trial met the clinical criteria for insomnia syndrome and an additional 37 percent had insomnia symptoms, suggesting that the majority of patients (80 percent) experience sleep difficulties. This rate is approximately two to three times higher than that seen in the general population. Insomnia syndrome is defined as difficulty sleeping three or more times per week for at least a month, and can cause significant distress or impairment in daytime functioning. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.