Friday, 03 May 2013 15:14

What prevents you from relaxing?

As an oncology social worker in the Breast Center at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, I often talk with women who complain of insomnia, fatigue, and foggy head. When we have slept well we feel better prepared to face the challenges of the day, make good decisions, concentrate, and take care of ourselves. “Sleep debt” is the idea that if we have not slept well for one night, this will have an adverse effect on how we function the next day. If we have not slept well for several nights in a row, or for several weeks in a row, this effect increases and can greatly reduce our quality of life.

Published in Pink Ribbon Blog