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Managing Insomnia During Cancer Treatment

Posted by Emma Williams on Oct 13, 2020 7:54:00 AM

Insomnia often begins as soon as a cancer diagnosis is received. The stress associated with the diagnosis, along with questions about the future, can lead to long, sleepless nights. Even when treatment is in progress – whether headway is being made or if it seems like there is little hope for a cure – insomnia plagues cancer patients and their family members alike. 

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Topics: insomnia, CPAP, treatment, cancer

Sleep Is Necessary for Cancer Recovery

Posted by Bella Martinez on Jun 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Sleep plays an important role in emotional and physical well-being, but research shows it may also help determine who gets cancer and how successfully they recover. In a study that looked at 1,200 women diagnosed with breast tumors between 2005 and 2008, rates were 30 percent higher in those who worked shifts versus regular schedules, and researchers found similar results in men with prostate tumors.

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Topics: sleep apnea, cancer, cbt

Sleep Apnea and Breast Cancer Survival

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 2, 2018 1:06:09 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Topics: women, life with sleep apnea, cancer

Sleep: Why it’s Extra Important if You Have Cancer

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 22, 2018 10:06:00 AM

For people living with cancer, sleep doesn’t always come easy.

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Topics: sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm, wellness, cancer

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