Night Sweats and Cancer
Today is World Cancer Day. Celebrated around the globe, World Cancer Day ‘aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.’ We write each year about World Cancer Day to help raise awareness and to help promote a little known fact – sleeping can help with cancer prevention, in addition to the restorative benefits of sleeping comfortably after a diagnosis. Night sweats and cancer are closely linked.
While we don’t want to alarm anyone or say that night sweats and cancer always occur together, one of the keys to managing health and wellness is to be sure to be aware of quality of sleep, how rested you feel and note any major changes.
Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to many of the most common cancers in the United States. Colorectal, Prostate and even Breast Cancer studies link sleep disturbance as potential risk factors. Adults should be sleeping at least 7 to 8 restful hours per night to recharge the body and allow your brain time to revive and recover.
Stresses, illness and the impact on rest
Chronic internet use is on the rise, as is illness, medical problems, and day to day stress. All of these may be robbing you of restful opportunities. Sleep is vital for a healthy immune system and aids in decreasing. Continued lack of sleep can lead to change in your immune system even at a cellular level. Your ability to fight off disease maybe weakened. To learn more about the link between sleep and cancer, read about sleeping to prevent cancer, which includes
information about the links between night sweats and cancer.
Sweating is the body’s natural reaction to many different events. Hot flashes, night sweats and cancer often go hand in hand. While cancer and night sweats don’t always occur simultaneously, listen to your body. Many times, unexpected sweating or flushing can be a sign that there are underlying health issues.
In addition, read more on other topics about cancer, night sweats, and hot flashes. Learn more about breast cancer and night sweats, prostate cancer and night sweats, and more. Most importantly, consult a medical professional with concerns.
As always, sleep well, sleep wicked.