Sleep Problems in Cancer Survivors

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Memorial Sloan Kettering  sleep specialist Amy Lowery describes sleep as an active state that allows the body to restore energy levels, rebuild and repair tissue, and keep the immune system healthy. Most people have occasional disruptions in their sleep, but cancer patients and survivors are more likely to have sleep problems. To prevent these issues from becoming chronic, Dr. Lowery recommends sticking to a regular sleep schedule. A sleep study may be needed to diagnose ongoing sleep disorders, which may indicate a more serious medical problem.