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Sleep problems and cancerSSleep problems and cancerSleep problems and cancerEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASymptomsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)Fatigue2019-09-03T04:00:00Z5.6000000000000078.2000000000000428.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>What kind of sleep problems might I have?</h2><p>Sleep problems could mean having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or even getting too much or too little sleep. This can be caused by many things.</p><p>Staying in the hospital for treatment can be quite disruptive to your sleep. It’s very noisy and nurses will come in your room throughout the night to check on you or give medications. There is also more light in the hospital than you might be used to in your own bedroom. At home, you may have sleep problems because you’re worried, stressed or in pain. </p><p>Not getting enough sleep has many negative effects. It can affect your memory, concentration and attention. These are also <a href="/Article?contentid=3473&language=English">side effects of radiation</a> treatment. Not getting enough sleep can make these problems a lot worse. At night, while you’re asleep, your body grows, heals and recovers from the day. So it’s very important to get enough sleep while you’re getting treatment for cancer.</p>
Les problèmes de sommeil et le cancerLLes problèmes de sommeil et le cancerSleep problems and cancerFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASymptomsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)Fatigue2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Quelle sorte de problèmes de sommeil est-ce que je pourrais avoir?</h2><p>Les problèmes de sommeil pourraient être d'avoir de la difficulté à t'endormir ou à rester endormi ou même de trop dormir ou de ne pas dormir assez. Ceux-ci peuvent être causés par bien des choses.</p><p>Rester à l'hôpital pour un traitement peut être très dérangeant pour ton sommeil. C'est très bruyant et les infirmiers viendront dans ta chambre durant la nuit pour voir si tu es bien ou te donner des médicaments. Il y a aussi plus de lumière dans l'hôpital que ce à quoi tu es habitué dans ta chambre chez toi. À la maison, tu pourrais avoir des problèmes de sommeil parce que tu es inquiet ou stressé ou parce que tu éprouves de la douleur.</p><p>Le manque de sommeil a de nombreux effets négatifs. Ça peut affecter ta mémoire, ta concentration et ton attention. Ces effets secondaires sont aussi des <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3473&language=French">effets de la radiothérapie</a>. Ne pas dormir assez peut donc beaucoup aggraver ces problèmes. La nuit, pendant que tu dors, ton corps croît, guérit et se remet de la journée. Il est donc très important d'avoir assez de sommeil durant ton traitement contre le cancer.</p>

 

 

 

 

Sleep problems and cancer3521.00000000000Sleep problems and cancerSleep problems and cancerSEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASymptomsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)Fatigue2019-09-03T04:00:00Z5.6000000000000078.2000000000000428.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>What kind of sleep problems might I have?</h2><p>Sleep problems could mean having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or even getting too much or too little sleep. This can be caused by many things.</p><p>Staying in the hospital for treatment can be quite disruptive to your sleep. It’s very noisy and nurses will come in your room throughout the night to check on you or give medications. There is also more light in the hospital than you might be used to in your own bedroom. At home, you may have sleep problems because you’re worried, stressed or in pain. </p><p>Not getting enough sleep has many negative effects. It can affect your memory, concentration and attention. These are also <a href="/Article?contentid=3473&language=English">side effects of radiation</a> treatment. Not getting enough sleep can make these problems a lot worse. At night, while you’re asleep, your body grows, heals and recovers from the day. So it’s very important to get enough sleep while you’re getting treatment for cancer.</p><h2>How can I deal with sleep problems?</h2><p>Since sleep is so important, here are some tips to help you get enough!</p><ul><li>At home, make your bedroom a place for sleep – and only sleep. Remove any computer games, your TVs and anything else that can cause artificial light or keep you awake and distracted. You can even use black-out curtains to make it really dark, even during the daytime.</li><li>Try blocking out the light and noise in the hospital with earplugs, a night shade and/or a sleep mask over your eyes.</li><li>Make sure your pain is well controlled – it’s really hard to sleep if you aren’t comfortable. Talk to your health-care team if you find your pain is keeping you awake at night.</li><li>Go to bed at the same time every night – even on weekends! </li><li>Avoid things like caffeine or pills to keep you awake during the day. These can disrupt your sleep later at night.</li><li>Avoid alcohol before bed. While it may make people feel sleepy, the sleep they get isn’t good.</li><li>A warm bath or hot shower before bed can help relax you and get you ready to sleep. This also leaves you extra time in the morning so you can sleep a bit later!</li><li>If you’re staying awake because you’re stressed or worried, try to practice <a href="/Article?contentid=3530&language=English">coping strategies</a> before bed.</li><li>Try practicing <a href="/Article?contentid=3568&language=English">yoga</a> before bed to stretch out tense muscles and help you relax.</li></ul><p>If your lack of sleep is really severe, make sure you talk to your health-care team about it. They can also give you some tips to help!</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Sleep_problems_and_cancer.jpg