Poor sleep might affect a patient’s chances of recovering from cancer, particularly breast cancer, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and reported by the Knowridge Science Report. 

Breast cancer patients who reported sleeping 6 hours or less per night and snoring 5 or more nights per week before their diagnosis were 2 times more likely to die from breast cancer than patients who reported sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night and rarely snored.

“We were surprised to see that snoring, especially in combination with short sleep duration, had such a strong association with cancer survival for certain cancer types,” said lead author Amanda Phipps, assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of Washington.

“To our knowledge, snoring has not previously been evaluated in relation to cancer survival, but our results suggest that it could be an important consideration.”

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