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Hi, I’m Kim! This site provides a little insight to my journey of being diagnosised with Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis on October 26th 2004. I review books and documentaries, post MS-related news, and share my photos.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
On the topic of sleep...
I've been working on the special log the sleep clinic sent me that has to be a recording of two weeks of your sleep patterns. Every morning I fill in how many times I woke up, for how long and how many hours of sleep did I get etc. So it looks like I don't usually get more than 5 hours a night. Ick. I've always wondered if I have MS fatigue or simply sleep deprivation!? Yikes. So anyways, I came across this today in my web travels... I wonder if the sleep clinic is up to snuff on sleep stuff with M Spatients. Hmm...

Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle report on the presence of sleep disorders among people with MS, finding them to be more frequent than in the general population. Mult Scler. 2008 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Sleep disturbance in multiple sclerosis has received little research attention despite the potential influence it may have on disease impact and overall quality of life. The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of sleep disorders in a large community sample of individuals with multiple sclerosis. A cross-sectional self-report survey of 1063 persons with multiple sclerosis was used. . Sleep was assessed using the Women's Health Initiative Insomnia Rating Scale and Medical Outcomes Study Sleep measure.

The prevalence of sleep problems in multiple sclerosis is significantly higher than in the general population or other chronic diseases and may affect women with multiple sclerosis more than men.

Sleep disturbance should routinely be evaluated in patients with multiple sclerosis and new interventions developed.