• Do you have insomnia issues?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Monday, August 20, 2018

    Do you have insomnia issues?

    Chemo, radiation, and the side effects from those, along with surgery and other related procedures can cause it. Some of us suffer for months, while others don't seem to be affected. If you are, our blog post today has some of the causes along with some tips to help. Take a look at what Ms. @JaneA has for us today.

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    4 Answers from the Community

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    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      Its a great post! Some of us have insomnia before cancer and it just doesn't seem to go away! I say this as I post at 3:56am.

      3 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I had sleep problems when I had the radical neck dissection, but that was mainly from drainage in my throat that made me have to sit up and spit up, and the excruciating pain. That lasted about a month and went away.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I'm really fortunate that I have rarely had insomnia, before or since cancer. I am often so tired that I can barely hold my eyes open by the time I finally go to bed. But, lately, I have been spraying my pillow with a lavender spray that puts me in the most pleasurable sleep in just a few minutes. It has improved the quality of my sleep. I don't think I toss and turn nearly as much as I did before I started using it. (I gave my son some of the spray, though. He says it doesn't help him at all, so I guess it doesn't work for everyone!)

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Women often get insomnia with menopause and aging. Lack of sleep has been proven to cause some bad things, even weight gain, so people should discuss with their Primary Care provider.

      3 months ago

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