All I Wanted Was Some Sleep

Sleep and rest are very important to me. I can't tell you how much. But if I don't get enough my inner pit bull/space alien shows up and makes everyone unhappy.Yesterday I was very tired by the time I got home. I am still recovering from my travels where I was definitely in the'weeds'on sleep and rest as well as the stress of late plane flights and time zone differences. I did sleep in a bit and got caught up on stuff at home before going to the gym. By the time I got home at 330 (and reset all the clocks after a (damn) power outage), I took a shower and put on my pajamas. I was going to go to bed early. I ditched cooking dinner and promoted Chinese food delivered as a better option.I did go to bed early. I read in bed for a bit before turning off the lights. My husband came in a few hours later and several times started muttering in his sleep about'evacuations'. I kept replying'there are no evacuations, go back to sleep'.Then the cats started, actually they started as soon as I got into bed. We have two: Boots, the'good'kitty; and Evil Kitty, the not so nice one. Boots can be needy especially since we were gone for so long. He comes and meows. He jumps on the bed. He kneads his paws into me. I walks around on me and then settles his big heavy body however he is comfortable and squishes me while he purrs.Evil Kitty meows just like Boots, but with a slightly different tone. When Boots comes in, Evil Kitty is sure to follow. He wants attention. He had an'unfortunate incident'be...
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study identified groups of breast cancer patients with differentially severe sleep disturbance and CRF symptom profiles prior to and during chemotherapy. Identifying groups with different symptom management needs and distinguishing groups by baseline sociodemographic/medical variables can identify patients at risk for greater symptom burden.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
DiscussionIn view of the high prevalence of breast cancer among women, the implementation of a specific protocol of Pilates solo and belly dancing for patients with breast cancer is important, considering the necessity to improve their physical and psychological quality of life. Pilates solo and belly dancing are two types of physical activity that involve mental and physical concentration, music, upper limb movements, femininity, and social involvement. An intervention with these two physical activities could offer options of supportive care to women with breast cancer undergoing treatment, with the aim being to improve p...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Overall, findings of this study confirm that a self-administered preventive intervention for insomnia is feasible and a promising approach in breast cancer patients about to initiate chemotherapy. PMID: 31873040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Behavioral Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Behav Sleep Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The PSAI was beneficial as complementary therapy in the women studied. Larger randomized controlled trials with longer follow-up are needed to ascertain these findings. PMID: 31901782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify symptom clusters in breast cancer survivors and to determine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics influencing symptom cluster membership. SAMPLE & SETTING: The authors performed a cross-sectional secondary analysis of data obtained from a community-based cancer registry-linked survey with 1,500 breast cancer survivors 6-13 months following a breast cancer diagnosis. METHODS & VARIABLES: Symptom clusters were identified using latent class profile analysis of four patient-reported symptoms (pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression) with custom PROMI...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
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Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
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