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Insomnia and Cancer

Cancer: Managing Symptoms | Last Active: Mar 11, 2020 | Replies (65)

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@dianepenning Hello, Diane. I’ve also suffered from sleep problems.i went to a sleep specialist who had me change my bedtime routine and it has helped a lot. No reading in bed, no lights in bedroom, cool room, stop use of electronics several hours before bed, and no alcohol. It took a little while but it sure has made a difference! Try these and see if they work

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I don't read or watch TV in bed, I have blackout curtains and even cover my clock radio to block the light, I turn the thermostat to 66 degrees, don't use electronics and don't drink. I have also experimented with different bedtime routines, but nothing has helped. Sleep medications just make me feel hungover the next day, no matter what the med or dosage they have tried over the years. AND I have several female coworkers (ages 50-60) that also have sleep difficulty and have been unable to resolve their issues through doctor visits, medications, sleep studies, etc. So, I guess we'll just keep looking for answers and hope for sleep.