Harris B.,University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio |
Harris B.,Geriatric Education Center Geriatric Research |
Harris B.,Air Force Institute of Technology |
Ross J.,University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio |
And 3 more authors.
Cancer Journal (United States) | Year: 2014
It is well known that cancer patients experience lack of sleep, which affects their symptoms and decrease their much needed energy, particularly while undergoing treatment. Insomnia, which is defined as a predominant complaint of dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality during different phases of the sleep cycle, could easily affect patients' quality of life and even cancer treatment outcomes. In this article, we review the current research on and treatments for insomnia, as well as explore cancer-related fatigue and its connections to sleep disorders. Copyright © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.