More than half of the people living with MS report significant disruptions in their sleep and difficulty maintaining a consistent sleep schedule. Sleep-related problems can lead to additional health issues, not to mention an overall decline in quality of life and well-being.
The Director of the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Dr. Katie Siengsukon, returns to the podcast to talk about how sleep affects MS and what you can do about it.
We're also sharing all the ways the Inflation Reduction Act will benefit people living with MS. And we're celebrating the MS Activists who helped push this legislation through Congress!
We have some good news to share about Mark Cuban's CostPlus Drug Company.
We'll give you a quick review of where to find the show notes for each episode of RealTalk MS (and why you might want to do that!)
We're sharing results from a study that demonstrated an important benefit for people with primary progressive MS who were treated with diseaes-modifying therapies.
We'll tell you about two scientists who identified a combination of genes that increase a woman's risk of developing MS by 20 times.
And we'll remind you that Burgers to Beat MS is happening this Thursday!
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: How Sleep impacts MS :22
All the ways the Inflation Reduction Act will benefit people living with MS 1:18
Mark Cuban's CostPlus Drug Company now carries the generic for Tecfidera 5:02
Where to find the show notes for every episode of RealTalk MS 9:53
Study results show that DMT use reduces the risk of wheelchair dependence for people with primary progressive MS 12:23
Researchers identify genetic mutations that increase the risk of a woman developing MS by 20 times 14:02
Burgers to Beat MS is happening Thursday! 17:48
Dr. Katie Siengsukon discusses how sleep impacts MS 19:42
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RealTalk MS Episode 259
Guest: Dr. Katie Siengsukon
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS