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How can I get better rest with multiple sclerosis?

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Here are some ways to get a restful night's sleep with multiple sclerosis:

  • Take a nap to fight fatigue, but no more than 2 hours. Longer than that might keep you up at night.
  • To fall asleep easier, listen to relaxing music before you get into bed.
  • To sleep better at night, try meditation, deep breathing, or yoga during the day.
  • Do you wake up at night with a need to go? Skip that glass of water before bed.

From: Tips for Living With MS WebMD Medical Reference

Sumowski, J.   June 2010. Neurology,

National MS Society: "Fatigue," "Food for Thought," "Nutrition," "Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs in MS," "Maintain Good Nutrition!" "Prepare Your Own Meals," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Heat sensitivity."

National Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 3, 2019

Sumowski, J.   June 2010. Neurology,

National MS Society: "Fatigue," "Food for Thought," "Nutrition," "Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs in MS," "Maintain Good Nutrition!" "Prepare Your Own Meals," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Heat sensitivity."

National Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 3, 2019

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