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Register here. Sign In. Fatigue in multiple sclerosis is closely related to sleep disorders: a polysomnographic cross-sectional study. Christian Veauthier, Hanse-Klinikum, Department of Neurology, Große Parower Strasse 47-53, 18435 Stralsund, GermanyEmail: cveauthier@web.de Abstract Background: Sleep disorders can cause tiredness.

Fatigue in multiple sclerosis is closely related to sleep disorders: a polysomnographic cross-sectional study

Brochure Sleep Disorders MS BasicFacts FINAL. Fatigue. Several different kinds of fatigue occur in MS.

Fatigue

For example, people who have bladder dysfunction (producing night-time awakenings) or nocturnal muscle spasms, may be sleep deprived and suffer from fatigue as a result. People who are depressed may also suffer fatigue. And anyone who needs to expend considerable effort just to accomplish daily tasks (e.g., dressing, brushing teeth, bathing, preparing meals) may suffer from additional fatigue as a result. In addition to these sources of fatigue, there is another kind of fatigue — referred to as lassitude — that is unique to people with MS. Researchers are beginning to outline the characteristics of this so-called "MS fatigue" that make it different from fatigue experienced by persons without MS. MS-related fatigue does not appear to be directly correlated with either depression or the degree of physical impairment.

Fatigue. British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association. Hacking Your Brain Waves: Wearable Meditation Headsets. Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of people lying in giant machines that record brain activity; or a man running on a treadmill with dozens of little wires attached to his muscles.

Hacking Your Brain Waves: Wearable Meditation Headsets

These devices are usually big, expensive, and operated by people that have been taught how to use them. That could be a thing of the past. We can now record the same activity using much smaller, inexpensive and easy-to-use wearable technology You attach these wearable devices to your body in order to measure physiological activity–heart rate, body temperature, respiratory rate, muscle tension, and brain waves. This is biofeedback. Imagine seeing your brain activity in real-time, while meditating or while feeling stressed at work, and being able to adapt what you’re doing to get better results. The possibilities are endless, it’s putting our health and fitness in our own hands, where we can now see and interact with our body in new and exciting ways.

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Giving Yourself a Manual Injection - Administering COPAXONE®

Obstructive sleep apnoea - Diagnosis. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can usually be diagnosed after you've been observed sleeping at a sleep clinic, or by using a testing device worn overnight at home.

Obstructive sleep apnoea - Diagnosis

If you think you have OSA, it's important to visit your GP in case you need to be referred to a sleep specialist for further tests and treatment. Before seeing your GP, it may be helpful to ask a partner, friend or relative to observe you while you are asleep if possible. If you have OSA, they may be able to spot episodes of breathlessness. It may also help to fill out an Epworth Sleepiness Scale questionnaire.

This asks how likely you'll be to doze off in a number of different situations, such as watching TV or sitting in a meeting. An online version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale can be found on the British Lung Foundation website. Seeing your GP When you see your GP, they will usually ask you a number of questions about your symptoms, such as whether you regularly fall asleep during the day against your will. Testing at home. Sleep disorders widely undiagnosed in individuals with multiple sclerosis. In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue.

Sleep disorders widely undiagnosed in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Conducted in over 2,300 individuals in Northern California with multiple sclerosis, the large, population-based study found that, overall, more than 70 percent of participants screened positive for one or more sleep disorders. The research highlights the importance of diagnosing the root causes of fatigue among individuals with MS, as sleep disorders may affect the course of the disease as well as the overall health and well-being of sufferers, the authors said. Poor sleep contributes to MS-related fatigue: Sleep disturbances are underrecognized factor in debilitating secondary fatigue in people with MS. Kessler Foundation's Lauren Strober, PhD, explores the association of secondary fatigue and sleep disturbances in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Poor sleep contributes to MS-related fatigue: Sleep disturbances are underrecognized factor in debilitating secondary fatigue in people with MS

"Fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a look at the role of poor sleep" was published in Frontiers in Neurology. Dr. Multiple Sclerosis. Medical Technology News. Comfortably Numb Device Cools Skin to Prevent Pain of Drug Injections (VIDEO) Medtronic i-port Advance Injection Port Now Available for U.S. Diabetics on Insulin. Enable Wearable Wireless Injector with Bluetooth Keeps Tabs on Delivery of Biologics. "Breakthrough: More than Human," A National Geographic Channel Documentary on Empowering Technologies.