Insomnia Treatments for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer Libertyville IL

Local resource for insomnia treatments for women with metastatic breast cancer in Libertyville. 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.

Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute
(847) 984-6585
565 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL
Ages Seen
2 and above

American Sleep Medicine of Chicago
(847) 967-5337
8930 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL
Ages Seen
Aug-99

Northshore Sleep Medicine
(847) 674-3600
3451 Church Street
Evanston, IL
Doctors Refferal
Not required
Ages Seen
2 & up
Insurance
Insurance: All - Call to Verify
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Merit Center for Sleep Health of Streamwood
(630) 652-7900
900 E. Irving Park
Streamwood, IL
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

C. Duane Morgan Sleep Disorders Center Methodist Medical Center of Illinois
(309) 672-4966
221 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
4 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

SleepMed of Niles
(847) 691-4215
7900 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL
Ages Seen
13 years and up

NorthShore University HealthSystem Sleep Center
(847) 663-8200
9977 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
Doctors Refferal
HMO only
Ages Seen
6 mos - 99 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
(847) 723-7024
1875 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
Doctors Refferal
Not required
Ages Seen
16+
Insurance
Insurance: Please confirm coverage with your insurance carrier specific to your plan
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Alternative Sleep Disorders Center
(847) 854-7250
1122 N. Main Street
Algonquin, IL
Ages Seen
>12 to Medicare

Center for Sleep Health Central DuPage Hospital
(630) 933-2975
25 Norh Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
12 mo.-adult
Insurance
Insurance: All accepted
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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