Navigation Links
Advanced Cancer Patients Have Sleep Disorders

Patients with advanced-stage cancer experience very poor sleep quality and often have troubling staying awake, says Emory University researcher Kathy Parker, PhD, RN . The study provides the first comprehensive description of sleep and wake patterns of cancer patients using continuous polysomnography (PSG) data, deemed the gold standard in objective physiological measurement of sleep. It involved 114 advanced cancer patients with an average age of 51.1 years. Study patients underwent continuous sleep monitoring, or PSG, for approximately 42 hours in their home environments.

Results showed that study participants experienced severe difficulty with "state maintenance," or the ability to maintain both the sleep and waking states. Overall they had reduced quantity and quality of nocturnal sleep and episodes of sleep scattered throughout the day. Increased amounts of daytime sleep significantly and adversely affected several key parameters of nocturnal sleep quantity and quality.

However, women, Caucasians, and those who were married/partnered and had more education fared better in nocturnal sleep than other study participants. In addition, relative to breast cancer, lung cancer also may be a risk factor for poor sleep. "While it's unclear what definitively causes cancer patients to have trouble sleeping and staying awake, demographic factors and the type of cancer may be contributing factors," says Dr. Parker, Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing professor, co-director of the Emory Sleep Center and study principal investigator.

Symptoms such as depression, pain and fatigue may also play a role in the disruption of sleep among this population, Dr. Parker notes. Opioids, the mainstay of treatment for pain, may have adverse effects on sleep in cancer patients by specifically suppressing deep sleep and dream sleep and altering the normal circadian rhythms, she says. Antidepressants, too, have been shown to cause either slee piness or insomnia.

The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR), is limited by the fact that contributing variables were not included in the analyses, Dr. Parker says. Additional research is needed to determine if the sleep state instability observed in this study is related to primary sleep disorders that are common in this age group such as sleep apnea and periodic limb movement disorder.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Advanced STD programs required
2. Hope For Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
3. HIV Vaccine Field Trials In Advanced Stage
4. Twin Treatment Could Be Used Increase Survival Rates In Advanced Melanoma
5. Eddie Thompson Receives Advanced Cancer Treatment
6. PSA Can Predicts The Treatment Response In Advanced Prostate Cancer
7. Rapid Aging of Arteries In People With Advanced Heart Disease
8. Aricept Cleared for Advanced Alzheimers Treatment
9. Adding Radiation Therapy For Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer May Offer Benefit
10. New Pill for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer
11. Hormone Drug Type Makes Survival Difference in Advanced Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... The Data Council, the leading ... was acquired by Advantage Solutions. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the ... industry’s leading suppliers, brokers, distributors and retailers. The Data Council will become a ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... QualDerm Partners , a ... today announced Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology has joined the company ... in both Hermitage and Lebanon, Tennessee, provides comprehensive general dermatology and skin cancer ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... LabRoots , the leading provider of ... world, is excited to announce Andrew Ly as the winner of the LabRoots Summer ... costs. , Ly, who is in his third year at the University of ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Fusion Flix Inc., a Telly Award ... four countries and millions of viewers in a partnership with the Amazon Video Direct ... and fully available on Blu Ray disc in 2018. Proceeds will be going to ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 ... ... transforming digital health, announces their latest new client win in the healthcare market, ... and web-based solution to support healthcare staff and members. , AHF cares for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth Oregon ... improves patient care and operational efficiency for patients at hospitals ... , Cottage Grove , and ... PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to move patients ... or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... , July 31, 2017 Three Tru-D SmartUVC robots ... South Korea . Tru-D, short for "Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection," ... rooms after an environmental services (ES) professional cleans the area with traditional ... Tru-D ... "Although the BAACH has ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported financial ... Company reported second quarter net sales of $1.954 billion, ... and an increase of 2.1% on a constant currency ... the LDR Holding Corporation acquisition, second quarter 2017 revenues ... 0.3% on a constant currency basis. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: