Scheduling Your Day With MS

By Elli Stone
Updated 2024-03-28 17:26:51 | Published 2022-01-25 23:38:32
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that fluctuates throughout the day, with good and bad times for most individuals. These patterns can be used to schedule activities and make the most of the good times while avoiding trouble during the down times. Typically, people with MS feel better in the mornings compared to midday. However, everyone's body is different, and some may have different preferences, such as feeling better in the evenings.

For the author, mornings and nights are their best times, while after dinner, they experience a collapse. They have noticed a weakness during warm weather and after eating a full meal, so they try to rest during those times. It is important to observe one's own rhythms and schedule activities accordingly.

Sleep is crucial for individuals with MS, as it helps alleviate pain, brain fog, and depression. Establishing a consistent sleep routine is vital, prioritizing sleep as an essential part of the daily routine. Avoiding activities that interfere with sleep, such as staying up late to watch shows, can ensure a good night's rest. Starting productive activities earlier in the day can help make the most of the good times while avoiding exhaustion in the afternoon.

Taking breaks throughout the day is essential to prevent exhaustion. Resting for short periods, like lying down for 5 minutes every few hours, can help individuals keep going for longer. It is crucial to take breaks and recharge, similar to office workers who get up from their desks every half hour. Each person may require a different amount of break time, but the need for rest applies to everyone.

Scheduling can be challenging when faced with other life demands, such as work or caring for young children. However, strategies like communicating one's good times with family members, adjusting schedules, asking for help, or finding flexible work options can make scheduling more manageable. Sticking to a schedule that works for each individual is important, even if it means deviating occasionally for special occasions. Establishing a daily rhythm has proven beneficial for the author and allows for adequate rest when needed.

In conclusion, scheduling activities according to the fluctuations of MS can help individuals make the most of their good times and avoid exhaustion. Establishing a sleep routine, taking breaks, and finding strategies to work around life's demands can help individuals manage their condition more effectively.

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