A new article in the European Journal of Palliative Care examines the issues surrounding sleep in patients with advanced cancer, the EAPC Blog writes.
Have you ever experienced poor sleep quality? If so, you may imagine the discomfort patients with advanced cancer experience as a result of sleep disturbance. We know that patients entering the door to our clinic experience bad sleep quality, but we do not yet know enough about the specifics of sleep disturbance, the consequences of sleep disturbance and the best treatment for sleep disturbance in patients with advanced cancer. As health care providers we give sleep disturbance too little attention, both in clinical cancer research and in daily oncology and palliative care.