Why is managing sleep disruption important?
Getting seven to eight hours of sleep regularly is one step you can take to improve your resilience and well-being. Adequate and quality sleep may improve your ability to manage side effects and symptoms related to your cancer experience, reduce your risk of recurrence, and possibly improve your response to treatment.
Unmanaged symptoms such as pain, depression, or anxiety can contribute to insomnia, and then insomnia can often worsen these and other cancer-related symptoms.
We review the evidence of links between sleep and cancer, and between sleep and side effects and symptoms in Sleeping Well.