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Does Better Sleep Help You Think?

June 22, 2016

In a pilot study of 38 people with MS, University of Michigan researchers found that sleep apnea (a disorder where the upper airway closes during sleep) was associated with attention and memory problems. This team is now funded by the National MS Society to determine whether a commonly used treatment for sleep apnea could improve cognitive function in 175 people with MS who also have sleep apnea.

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This study is recruiting participants in Michigan. Read more
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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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