How to Get Better Sleep with MS

By Kerry Weiss
Reviewed by Dana Cooper, M.D.
September 30, 2022

If you’re living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and sleep is a problem, you’re not alone. A 2019 study found that around 60% of people with MS experience sleep issues.

The relationship between sleep and MS is cyclical. MS and its symptoms can negatively affect sleep. Meanwhile, sleep deprivation can make MS symptoms feel worse.

Getting quality sleep is important, both for managing MS and for your overall health. Here’s what to know about sleep and MS, including tips for getting better sleep despite your symptoms.