Cancer survivors experiencing sleep problems are being sought for an insomnia study at the Upper Valley Medical Center Cancer Care Center, reports the Piqua (Ohio) Daily Call.
“A majority of cancer survivors, up to 90 percent, have sleep disorders or insomnia. They are underdiagnosed and undertreated,” said Heather Penwell, RN,BSN, oncology coordinator of clinical trials, at UVMC. Current treatments include medication and traditional exercise.
This study will compare the effectiveness of yoga, survivorship health education and cognitive behavioral therapy in treating sleep problems in cancer survivors.