Sleep and Cancer

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Sleep and Cancer

One of the most commonly raised survivorship issues is difficulty sleeping. Difficulty sleeping can be related to cancer treatment, such as pain, breathlessness, anxiety or depression, or could be due to some medicines (e.g. hormone therapy for breast cancer).  Sleep is important for both physical and mental health. If you have ongoing problems with sleeping, talk to your GP.

 

Here are some resources that may assist with your understanding about the issue:

Some helpful tips:

 

Has something else worked well for you? Feel free to share any tips or resources!

 

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