Adult sleep problems after childhood cancer

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The American Association of the Advancement of Science has reported that childhood cancer survivors are more likely to experience sleep problems as adults.

“Results show that cancer survivors were more likely than siblings to report sleep problems as adults … survivors were 31 percent more likely to report daytime sleepiness and 26 percent more likely to have poor ‘sleep efficiency,’.”

The study involved nearly 2000 childhood cancer survivors. “Participants had a mean age of 35 years and a mean time since diagnosis of 23.5 years. The study also involved 380 siblings with a mean age of 33 years.”

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