This randomized phase III trial compares yoga, survivorship health education program, and
cognitive behavioral therapy in reducing sleep disturbance (insomnia) in cancer survivors.
Insomnia can be described as excessive daytime napping, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty
staying asleep, or waking up earlier than desired. Insomnia can increase fatigue, impair
physical function, impair immune function, cause circadian rhythms (known as the biological
clock) to be disrupted and decrease quality of life. Yoga may improve circadian rhythms,
physical and immune function, and improve insomnia and sleep quality in cancer survivors. It
is not yet known whether yoga is more effective at treating insomnia than a health education
program or cognitive behavioral therapy program.
Behavioral Intervention, Cognitive Intervention, Educational Intervention, Laboratory Biomarker Analysis, Monitoring Device, Quality-of-Life Assessment
Cancer Survivor, Insomnia, Malignant Neoplasm