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Avoiding Insomnia in Cancer Patients

By Nabta Team

Having trouble sleeping is yet another common issue that cancer patients have to deal with the reason can be the cancer itself, pain associated with it, anxiety, or fatigue. Regardless, insomnia can affect recovery after cancer treatment and an attempt should be made to deal with it without drugs before considering professional treatment for insomnia. Avoiding caffeine, watching TV/phones in the bedroom, and avoiding heavy and spicy meals for dinner are some of the preventive methods to help insomnia. In addition, sticking to a bedtime, not taking naps longer than 30 minutes in a day, and changing your bedding and/or pillow to something more comfortable - like the pillow in this link -are some positive reinforcements to help a cancer patient sleep better.

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