Many women experience insomnia and disturbed sleep after breast cancer. People with insomnia or disrupted sleep have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep. Disrupted sleep can cause fatigue and tiredness. People’s experience of ‘a good night’s sleep’ varies. People often describe disrupted sleep as having trouble sleeping, dissatisfaction with quality of sleep, and feeling tired during the day.
Not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep can be upsetting and frustrating. Feeling anxious about trying to get enough sleep can add to the stress and difficulty of falling asleep.
Tips to help with disrupted sleep
If you’re having trouble sleeping, or you regularly wake up feeling anxious or worried, talk to your doctor. Treatments are available that can help.