Poor Sleep Found To Be Main Contributor Of Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue

by Shirley Johanna on  August 19, 2015 at 8:26 PM Research News
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Sleep disturbances significantly contributes to multiple sclerosis, says a new research.
Poor Sleep Found To Be Main Contributor Of Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue
Poor Sleep Found To Be Main Contributor Of Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue

"Fatigue is detrimental to daily functioning and well being. It clearly interferes with a person's ability to participate fully in the community and the workplace. If we can determine what contributes to fatigue in MS, we can improve quality of life and keep people engaged in work and social activities. Routine screening for sleep problems and treatment of sleep disturbances may reduce fatigue and its debilitating effects," said, Dr. Strober, an MS researcher at Kessler Foundation.

Literatures have showed how sleep may be the dominant factor in fatigue regarding Multiple Sclerosis.

The study consisted of 107 employed individuals with MS of whom 61 percent reported poor sleep. Twenty-five percent noted sleep disturbances of the variance in fatigue in the subset, while another 7 percent noted depression.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults around the world, which can develop at any age.

Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. There are relapsing and remitting types of MS and progressive type.

The causes of MS are not fully understood and the rate of progression is so difficult to determine. Many people with MS do not become severely disabled and most have a normal or near-normal lifespan.

The new findings published in Frontiers in Neurology.

Source: Medindia

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