lesions (areas of damage) within the brain. Others may stem from stress. If untreated, sleep problems can increase fatigue, one of the most common symptoms of MS, occurring in about 80 percent of people. Fatigue can significantly interfere with a person's ability to function at home and work, and is one of the primary causes of early departure from the workforce. University of California, Davis researchers launched an investigation to get data on the prevalence of sleep disorders in a large sample of people with MS, and how these disorders correlate with fatigue and daytime sleepiness.
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