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Sleep problems

Many people affected by cancer affected by cancer have trouble sleeping (insomnia), for lots of different reasons. They may have difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up feeling unrefreshed or tired.
If you are having trouble sleeping, there are things you can do that may help improve your sleep. The following information may be helpful.

NHS information: Trouble sleeping?
The information above includes a video called "What you can do for sleep problems".

Macmillan Cancer Support - Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Produces booklets on different types of cancer and on aspects of living with cancer. 

Freephone helpline – 0808 808 00 00 
Macmillan factsheet: Sleep problems

This page last reviewed 19/06/2023