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Multiple Sclerosis and Sleep Disorders: Fatigue and Daytime Sleepiness

Lisa Emrich Health Guide August 29, 2012
  • Earlier this month, I learned that I have mild sleep apnea.  The path that led to my diagnosis was a bit round-about.  If you remember in April, I was dealing with some increased anxiety and depressive symptoms.  We increased my antidepressant and I received an as-needed anti-anxiety m...

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  • Cathy
    Health Guide
    Aug. 30, 2012

    Great, in-depth post about sleep apnea. 

     

    I also went through the sleep study; unfortunately my results were all negative (no apnea)!  My sleep is not disturbed in the same manner as yours.  However, a few people in my family also participated in a sleep study and one of them uses the PAP machine which is "A flexible tube connects the machine...

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    Great, in-depth post about sleep apnea. 

     

    I also went through the sleep study; unfortunately my results were all negative (no apnea)!  My sleep is not disturbed in the same manner as yours.  However, a few people in my family also participated in a sleep study and one of them uses the PAP machine which is "A flexible tube connects the machine with a mask or other interface device that is worn over the nose and/or mouth. PAP works by pushing air through the airway passage at a pressure high enough to prevent apneas and can be prescribed for both obstructive and central sleep apnea." (American Sleep Apnea Association)

     

    My MS fatigue is a matter of pacing myself and listening to my body to know when to stop - nap - and go! 

     

    Thanks for another informative post, Lisa.