09/13/2010 // Rochester, NY, USA // Get Cancer Answers // Cancer Answers
According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly half of cancer patient have trouble sleeping. This may be caused by being in pain, certain medications or cancer treatments. A study of cancer survivors was conducted by the University of Rochester. Cancer survivors with trouble sleeping who were placed on a Yoga program that included stretching, breathing exercises and meditation reported better sleep quality and less need for sleeping medications than those who did not participate in Yoga.