Cancer: Home Treatment for Sleep Problems - Things you can do
treatment may be all that is needed to relieve sleep problems caused by cancer
or the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. If your doctor has
given you instructions or medicines to treat sleep problems, be sure to follow
them. Check with your doctor before using any
nonprescription medicines to help you sleep.
The PDQ editorial boards use a ranking system of levels of evidence to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. For any given therapy, results of prevention and treatment studies can be ranked on each of the following two scales: (1) strength of the study design and (2) strength of the endpoints. Together, the two rankings provide a measure of the overall level of evidence. Screening studies are ranked on strength of study design alone...