If you prefer snuggling up in a side-lying position, your back and neck will probably thank you. By keeping your spine elongated and your neck in neutral position, this sleeping stance prevents aches and pains. But while your upper regions might be aligned, your lower area could start complaining. Sleeping on your side puts pressure on your hips, which can make them sore and achy the next day. A few simple stretches can help you ease those aches and pains before jumping out of bed.
MS and Fatigue. Most people with MS experience fatigue – not the tiredness that people complain about after a late night or a long day at work, but bone-crushing weariness that makes you doubt whether you can continue to function for even an hour more, much less until the end of the day. For me, fatigue is often accompanied by nausea and a headache, plus worsening of sensory symptoms, such as tingling feet and MS hug. Diminshing cognitive function just adds to the frustration.