Beyond counting sheep: intervention for the sleepless cancer patient

insomniamCancerPartner sat down recently with Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychiatry and clinical director of the U-M Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, to discuss the factors that determine a good night’s sleep, why it is especially important for cancer patients, and what treatment options are available.

mCancerPartner: Unless we have a nighttime job, most of us try to sleep at night and be awake in the daytime. How do circadian rhythms relate to sleep?

Dr. Conroy: Circadian rhythm is the name for your body’s internal clock. It is a 24-hour Continue reading