My mum has just started her chemo for breast cancer and whilst she has never been a particularly good sleeper, she is hardly getting any sleep at the moment - mostly thought the fact that her mind is going over and over everything. Her GP prescribed some sleeping tablets, but told her not to take them unless she has to, due to the fact that they can be addictive.
This has put her off taking them, but even on the days she has given in, she is still only getting a max of 4 hours sleep a night. This then stresses her out as she is now worrying that if she isn't sleeping enough, she won't be strong enough to handle the treatment and any side effects.
Should I encourage her to see her GP again and ask for more help, or is there anything else that she can try - most herbal remedies have already been tried and failed!
Thanks in advance