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Sleep and relaxation

Getting enough rest each night and learning how to relax can help you to relieve the stresses of the day and cope with a long-term condition such as acromegaly.

Below are some tips on how to improve your sleeping habits and relax.

Living with acrogamaly

Information about the emotional, physical and social challenges of living with acromegaly


How can I improve my sleeping habits?

What are the benefits of relaxation?

  • Lowered stress levels
  • Reduced levels of fatigue
  • Takes your mind off other problems
  • Helps you deal with difficult emotions
  • Helps you feel good and more in control of your situation

Relaxation techniques*

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness (being in the moment)
  • Tai Chi
  • Music therapy
  • Massage
  • Progressive muscle relaxation

*Consider joining a local class or group to learn about these relaxation techniques. There are also many meditation and relaxation technique programs you can download, buy on CD or DVD, or watch for free on the Internet.

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 Living with acromegaly

Acromegaly is a long-term condition. Here you can find information about how people with acromegaly have adapted to their diagnosis and tips for living with the condition.

Find the support you need

Practical tips and tools

Read practical tips to help make your life with acromegaly easier, including tips from others living with the condition.

Support groups

Find an acromegaly patient support group in your country to learn about local activities and events that you may be able to attend.

Learn about acromegaly

Learn about acromegaly, including what causes this slowly evolving condition, and the early symptoms and signs.

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Please always consult a healthcare professional if you require healthcare advice or if you have any specific concerns regarding your acromegaly, its treatment or side effects. The information provided here is not intended to replace professional advice. This website has been developed by Ipsen in collaboration with those living with acromegaly and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Ipsen would like to thank everyone for their valuable insights and stories. All names used on this website are not necessarily real names. Visit for more information about us.

Consultez toujours un professionnel de la santé lorsque vous avez besoin de conseils en matière de soins de santé ou lorsque vous avez des préoccupations particulières concernant l’acromégalie, sa prise en charge ou ses effets secondaires. Les renseignements fournis ici ne doivent pas remplacer les conseils offerts par un professionnel. Ce site Web a été conçu par Ipsen en collaboration avec des personnes atteintes d’acromégalie et des professionnels de la santé qui s’occupent d’elles. Ipsen tient à remercier toutes les personnes qui ont participé à l’élaboration de ce site Web pour leurs précieux commentaires et leurs témoignages. Les noms utilisés sur ce site Web peuvent être fictifs. Pour en savoir plus à notre sujet, consultez le site

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