Insomnia or Difficulty Sleeping & Cancer

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Insomnia and other sleep/wake disturbances are experienced commonly by people with cancer. Some people have trouble falling asleep. Other people wake up during the night and are unable to go back to sleep. Problems sleeping are caused by anxiety, medications, cancer symptoms, and the effects of cancer treatment.


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National Jewish Health authors free downloadable patient education materials to provide you and your family the information and tools to help manage your disease. They include Understanding Booklets, Med Facts, Test Facts, Medication handouts and more.