Sleep-Wake Disturbances

Sleep-wake disturbances are actual or perceived changes in night sleep with resulting daytime impairment. There are a number of demographic-, lifestyle-, environment-, disease-, and treatment-related factors that can increase the risk of sleeping problems in patients with cancer, including symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety, depression, and hot flashes. Sleep-wake disturbances have been reported in 30%–75% of people with cancer.

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2017–2019 Authors

Ann M. Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS®, FAAN, Julie L. Otte, PhD, RN, OCN®, Grace Dean, RN, PhD, Jeanne M. Erickson, PhD, RN, AOCN®, Ellyn E. Matthews, PhD, RN, AOCNS®, CBSM, Margaretta S. Page, RN, MS, and Catherine Vena, PhD, RN

ONS Staff: Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, MPH, RN, OCN®, Margaret M. Irwin, PhD, RN, MN, Christine M. Maloney, BA, Kerri A. Moriarty, MLS, and Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP, ELS

 

2006–2016 Authors

Ann M. Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS®, FAAN, Grace Dean, RN, PhD, Genevieve Antoinette Desaulniers, BSN, RN, Jeanne M. Erickson, PhD, RN, AOCN®, Lauran B. Johnson, RN, MSN, Ellyn E. Matthews, PhD, RN, AOCNS®, CBSM, Julie L. Otte, PhD, RN, OCN®, Margaretta S. Page, RN, MS, and Catherine Vena, PhD, RN

ONS Staff: Linda H. Eaton, MN, RN, AOCN®, Margaret M. Irwin, PhD, RN, MN, Christine M. Maloney, BA, Kerri A. Moriarty, MLS, and Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP, ELS

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