Hemophilia and Sleep

By Dr. Anthony K.C. Chan

April 2022

Sleep is an important part of your overall health and well-being. Pain and poor sleep can be a vicious cycle with hemophilia A. Adopting a healthy lifestyle and developing habits to help improve the quality of your sleep are key to making a difference in your life.

These three videos explore the relationship between pain and sleep, offer expert information about the importance of sleep, and provide tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep.

Hemophilia and Sleep

Hemophilia and Sleep

Exercise, Diet, Pain, and Sleep

Exercise, Diet, Pain, and Sleep

Tips for Better Sleep

Aquatic Exercise

These videos are available in text format as a downloadable PDF.

Thank you for the editorial and content input from Dr. T Leung.

About the Author

Anthony Kam Chuen Chan


Anthony Chan

Dr. Chan is a renowned pediatric hematologist at McMaster Children's Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at McMaster University. He is the Foundation Chair in Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis and Director (Pediatrics) of the Hemophilia Treatment Centre and Thrombosis Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Among his many professional affiliations, he is an elected member of the American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research. Reflecting his special interest in hematology, Dr. Chan has over 25 years of experience conducting clinical trials, following the guiding principles of ensuring the safety of patients and the integrity of the trial. He has been a member of the Ontario Hemophilia Provincial Steering Committee since 2004. For over 20 years, Dr. Chan has donated his time providing consultations to healthcare professionals treating children with thromboembolic disease through the toll-free service 1-800-NO-CLOTS. As a testament to his passion for the welfare of children, in 2017, Dr. Chan was awarded the Order of Ontario for his care of children with thrombosis and stroke, including the development of clot-resistant catheters which may prevent childhood thrombosis worldwide.