Insomnia Treatments for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer Walled Lake MI

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

The Center for Respiratory and Sleep Disorders
(248) 465-9253
44000 W. 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
Ages Seen
3 and above

Advanced Sleep Neurodiagnostics PC
(248) 442-3700
24001 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington, MI
Ages Seen
13 and older

Consultants in Sleep & Pulmonary Medicine PLLC
(248) 350-2722
28200 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services - Berkley Center William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak based
(248) 547-4276
1949 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sinai Grace Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Sinai Grace Hospital
(313) 966-3075
6071 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
neonatal and above
Insurance: Several - check with office
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Michigan Institute for Sleep Medicine Providence Park Medical Center
(248) 465-4290
47601 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Lung and Sleep Center PC
(248) 681-7909
4000 Highland Road
Waterford, MI
Ages Seen

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Sleep Disorder Center
(248) 371-1726
3100 Cross Creek Parkway
Auburn Hills, MI
Ages Seen
13-99 yrs.

Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders
(810) 225-7595
10415 E. Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI
Ages Seen

Lapeer Regional Medical Center Sleep Center
(810) 667-5566
1083 Suncrest Drive
Lapeer, MI
Ages Seen
5 years and up

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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