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Poor sleep is often linked to other health problems. The physical and emotional impact of a medical illness can cause or worsen sleep problems. The cause and severity of sleep problems can vary widely.

KEY POINTS

Sleep problems may be caused by a variety of common medical illnesses and treatments.

Medication side effects can cause unwanted drowsiness, insomnia and other sleep problems.

Good sleep habits can improve your sleep when you have a medical illness.

Medication side effects can cause unwanted drowsiness, insomnia and other sleep problems.

Common medical problems that can cause poor sleep include heart and kidney disease, breathing problems, cancer and diabetes.

Am I at Risk ?

You may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep if you have pain, limited movement or other symptoms from a medical problem. You tend to have more chronic health problems as you age. As a result, poor sleep due to a medical problem is most common in older adults.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Common medical problems that can cause poor sleep include:

Heartburn

Diabetes

Cancer

Heart disease

Kidney disease

Nighttime urination

Thyroid disease

Breathing problems

Muscle and bone disorders

Poor sleep can be an unwanted side effect of overthe-counter drugs. For example, common cold and flu medicine can cause unwanted drowsiness or make it hard to fall asleep.
Prescription drugs are important to treat medical problems. But some drugs can disrupt your sleep too. Medications that can cause sleep problems or daytime drowsiness include those used to treat these medical problems:

Heart disease and high blood pressure

Breathing problems

Cough, cold, flu and allergies

Thyroid disease

Depression and anxiety

Pain

Sleep problems may arise during a hospital stay. Noise, light, extreme temperatures and interruptions can disrupt your sleep in the hospital. These sleep problems may continue after you return home.

TIPS

Good sleep habits can help you sleep better. Tips to help you sleep with a medical problem include:

Obtain and maintain a healthy body weight.

Exercise each day at a pace that feels comfortable.

Avoid spicy foods at bedtime to reduce heartburn.

Avoid going to bed hungry or too full.

Manage your blood sugar levels to avoid diabetes symptoms during sleep.

Avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evening.

Follow a soothing bedtime routine that helps you relax.

Limit water and other fluids before bedtime to prevent extra nighttime trips to the bathroom.

Take a non-narcotic pain reliever before bedtime to help ease pain.

Reduce breathing problems by using extra pillows to elevate your upper body during sleep.

Set aside a period of time each day to think about any concerns or worries.

Next Steps

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: CONTENT DEVELOPED BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE

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