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REF NO.: 21

SUBJECT: Every cancer survivor deserves a good night’s sleep

DATE: Jan. 24

Up to 60 per cent of cancer survivors report difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early.

Researchers at Memorial University’s Sleep, Health and Wellness Lab are seeking participants for two studies aimed at helping cancer survivors sleep and live better after treatment.

The first study is for women in the St. John’s area who have completed treatment for breast cancer and who experience insomnia or problems with attention, concentration or memory. These women will receive weekly face-to-face cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia treatment over eight weeks.

The second study is for any Newfoundland and Labrador cancer survivor with insomnia. They will participate in a six-week online cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia study accessible to anyone with internet access.

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For more information, please contact the Sleep, Health and Wellness Lab at sleeplab@mun.ca or 709-864-8035.

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