Insomnia Treatments for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer Chandler AZ

Local resource for insomnia treatments for women with metastatic breast cancer in Chandler. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to breast cancer therapy, chemotherapy, insomnia treatments, herbal remedies for insomnia, and natural sleep aids, as well as advice and content on how to find sleep disorder centers in your area.

Desert Pulmonary Consultants Sleep and Diagnostic Center
(480) 917-1996
2730 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ
Ages Seen
16+

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4555 E. Inverness
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required for Testing
Ages Seen
1 month - geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Accept most insurances, call for specific information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4141 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Ages Seen
1 month-geriatric

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4555 E. Inverness
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required for Testing
Ages Seen
1 month - geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Accept most insurances, call for specific information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Center of Yuma
(928) 726-7106
2110 W. 24th Street
Yuma, AZ
Ages Seen
5 & Up

Banner Desert Sleep Disorders Center Banner Desert Medical Center
(480) 512-3684
2225 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Newborn and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Banner Baywood Sleep Disorders Center Banner Baywood Medical Center
(480) 321-4224
6644 E. Baywood Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major carriers. Check with your insurance for your
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Banner Desert Sleep Disorders Center Banner Desert Medical Center
(480) 512-3684
2225 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Newborn and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Desert Pulmonary Consultants Sleep and Diagnostic Center
(480) 917-1996
2730 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ
Ages Seen
16+

Banner Baywood Sleep Disorders Center Banner Baywood Medical Center
(480) 321-4224
6644 E. Baywood Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major carriers. Check with your insurance for your
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Respiratory Rhythms Can Help Predict Insomnia in Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Many women with breast cancer suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep disturbances. This is the first study to identify the parasympathetic nervous system -- respiratory rates and cortisol levels -- as predictors of sleep problems.

The breathing and heart rates and cortisol levels of women with metastatic breast cancer can be used to predict if they'll suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep disruptions, a common complaint from patients who want to maintain their quality of life, according to a study by scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

This report, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, is the first to identify the body's parasympathetic nervous system, a branch of the autonomic nervous system that controls breathing and heart rates and the body's response to stress, as a contributor to poor sleep, which is a persistent problem for women with breast cancer, according to lead author Oxana Palesh, Ph.D., research assistant professor at Rochester's James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

"We were able to identify the role that the parasympathetic nervous system plays in insomnia. It's reasonable to suggest that simple breathing exercises may help more than we realize with insomnia," Palesh said. She is a member of the University of Rochester Cancer Center Community Clinical Oncology Research Base, which specializes in cancer control studies.

She suggests regulating deep diaphragmatic breathing through yoga, meditation and other techniques may help thwart insomnia and sleep disruptions, which are two to three times as common in cancer patients compared to general population. Scientists don't know why people with cancer experience greater sleep problems and how to prevent it. Many doctors prescribe people with cancer various sleep aides or hypnotics.

Palesh led a study of 99 women with metastatic breast cancer or recurrent disease over 45 living in San Francisco. Among the women, 39 took antidepressants and 19 used medications to treat their insomnia

Participants collected saliva for cortisol measurement for two days, completed questionnaires and wore actigraphs to monitor sleep and awake cycles for three days. They also participated in Trier Social Stress Tasks, a standardized social and cognitive stress test, after their cortisol baseline collections.

Scientists measured participants' heart rate during a stress task and found that lowered heart rate variability was associated with efficiency of their sleep, how long after sleeping that they awoke, how long they were awake and the average number of times they woke in the night.

Results showed that most women spent about eight hours in bed at night, but had on average 15 wake episodes in the night with each episode lasting about 5 minutes, for a total of 71 minutes

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