12 Dec SLEEP AND PROSTATE CANCER – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Proper sleep can help men with prostate cancer to recover from treatments and relax. It provides you with the energy your body needs to fight the cancer. There are several things that can keep you awake at night if you’re living with prostate cancer, but also various ways to address sleepless nights now.
Prostate cancer symptoms, like pain and treatment side effects, such as nausea, can keep you from getting enough sleep. The need to go to the toilet frequently and feelings of stress and anxiety can also keep your body and mind from getting the rest it requires.
If sleep is a problem for you, your doctor can perform a series of tests to determine whether you have insomnia. The definition of insomnia is difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep.