Sleep Disturbance

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C.D. is a 71‐year‐old man who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma six weeks ago. At the time of diagnosis, several comorbidities were noted: Hypertension Type 2 diabetes Congestive heart failure. All were well‐controlled on medication, and C.D. was actively followed by his internist. During his review of systems and examination, C.D. was found to have grade 2 peripheral sensory neuropathy (PSN) secondary to diabetes.
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Sleep-wake disturbances are frequently looked at as “symptom clusters”—groups of interrelated symptoms that can occur simultaneously and interact with each other to cause additional symptoms or worsen existing ones. Symptoms from cancer and its treatment have been studied as clusters only since around 2001 (Beck, Dudley, & Barsevick, 2005).
Sleep that is of good quality and in appropriate amounts is essential to good health and well-being. It therefore follows that insufficient or interrupted sleep may lead to negative effects on health. Sleep dysfunction has unfortunately become increasingly problematic for many people, as well as a significant issue for many patients with cancer and their caregivers (Berger, 2006).

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