What about sleeping medications or naps?

Most doctors tell people with MS not to rely on sleep medications, though some physicians do prescribe them for short-term use. Keep in mind that sleeping medications can eventually become ineffective and sleep-disrupting if overused, and they may interact with other medications.

What about napping? Long daytime naps may also interfere with nighttime sleep. But if you are constantly tired during the day because you can't sleep at night, give yourself a short resting period during the day. To rejuvenate yourself, try the following technique: sit comfortably or lie down, close your eyes, clear your mind, and be still for about 15 minutes. This might be just the pick-up for you, body and mind!

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