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Should I take naps so that my multiple sclerosis doesn't affect my energy levels?

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Get rest. Schedule regular breaks to restore your energy. You can take either a few 10- to 15-minute power naps or one longer 1- to 2-hour nap.

Just don't nap too much. It could throw off your sleep schedule and keep you up at night.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Eating to Boost Energy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue & Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

National MS Society: "Fatigue."

University of Washington Medicine: "Fatigue and MS."

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

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Eating to Boost Energy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue & Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

National MS Society: "Fatigue."

University of Washington Medicine: "Fatigue and MS."

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

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

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