Sometimes, even when you are doing your best to relax, sleep can be difficult to achieve. You might feel anxious about an upcoming procedure, or perhaps your medication has a side effect of feeling restless or jittery. In addition to the recommendations to manage sleep discussed in this article, talk to your healthcare provider about medications and supplements that might help you get the rest you need.
Remember that it’s okay to ask for help - having trouble sleeping is very common after a diagnosis, during a hospital stay, and even after you are home. Your healthcare team wants to help you so you feel the best you can and get your body the rest it needs to heal.