Restoring Sleep: Managing Insomnia in Multiple Sclerosis
More than 50% of MS patients have sleep disorders. Some MS-related symptoms such as spasticity, depression, overthinking, stress, and bladder issues may also cause poor sleep. MS-related Insomnia can be very exhausting. Here are 7 tips for improving your sleep quality:
1- Have nighttime routines, such as taking a shower or going to bed at the same time every night.
2- Avoid overthinking and stressful conversations or emails before going to bed.
3- Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.
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4- Reduce your caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon.
5- Avoid eating or watching TV while in bed.
6- Turn off all smart devices (such as smart phones) and keep them far away from your bed. This discourages you from checking them during your sleep.
7- Always consult with your doctor and healthcare providers about how to mitigate your MS-related symptoms leading to sleep disorders (such as bladder issues, depression, etc.)
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