What's the deal with early rising or shorter sleep periods? Is that part of chemo side effects? My husband had a seminar on Thursday n he had to be up by 6 am to make it on time. I was up an hour earlier! No need to set the alarm cause I'm the rooster waking him up!
I am a week post 1st chemo and I am waking up every morning between 4 and 5 am. I find this to be my most productive time. Usually wake up with a small degree of nausea but after a few crackers and tea I am able to complete a few chores and get ready for work. I find that I start getting tired around 2pm and relly have not much energy the rest of the day.
I don't sleep well since I started the chemo in May 2013. One of my nursing instructors had breast cancer 13 years ago and told me she still doesn't sleep well so I don't know if the body adjusts to strange sleep patterns or if there is a change in the body because of the chemo.
I know in the week after chemo, the steroids made sleeping difficult. Which stinks because you're tired... but can't sleep.
Sorry Diane I'm done with menopause back in my early 50's. It's definitely not that! I'm gonna be 62 on January 25th! I assume it's part of chemo treatments . I'll call my nurse navigator on Monday. I have AMBIEN CR but it doesn't matter I up early!
I haven't been able to sleep since this whole BC thing started 4 years ago. I think it is the result of menopause. Sorry, all my girlfriends in the same age group (50) complain about the same thing. It was probably brought on early and stronger by chemo and then 4 years of Arimidex. I just try to roll with it, been up since 3 today. ;-) Hope it gets better!