How does MS affect your sleep? Unfortunately, more than half of people with MS experience difficulty sleeping. Inadequate sleep leads to fatigue, the most common and one of the most debilitating symptoms of MS. It also causes daytime drowsiness, lack of mental clarity, and a reduced ability to use one’s resources to solve problems.
Is paralysis common in MS? The most common symptoms of MS include fatigue, numbness and tingling, blurred vision, double vision, weakness, poor coordination, imbalance, pain, depression and problems with memory and concentration. Less commonly MS may cause tremor, paralysis and blindness.
Why are MS symptoms worse at night? Spasticity is one of the most common MS symptoms, and often feels worse at night. This is because it can be aggravated by reduced movement, tight muscles and pain from other symptoms.
Can narcolepsy be a symptom of MS? A common sleep disorder associated with MS is narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a central nervous system disease which causes periods of sleeplessness, sleep attacks and extreme daytime drowsiness.