March 21, 2023

Insomnia, sleep apnea contribute to reports of cognitive decline in women with multiple sclerosis

"Sleep disorders have gained substantial recognition for their role in cognitive decline, which affects up to 70% of people with multiple sclerosis," said lead author Tiffany Braley, M.D.
For women with multiple sclerosis who report cognitive dysfunction—one of the most common and disabling symptoms of the disease—sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea may contribute to the perceived decline, a Michigan Medicine study suggests.
Tiffany Braley MD

Tiffany Braley, M.D., M.S.

Director, Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology
Holtom-Garrett Family Professor of Neurology
Director MS and Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program