What is Naps?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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A nap is a short sleep which terminates before the occurrence of deep sleep or slow-wave sleep.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 272 35
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 83 24
Multiple Sclerosis 25 0
Depressed mood 15 4
Pain 14 1
General health 10 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 8
Mild 11
None 41

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naps

Side effect Patients
Wake up feeling just as tired as before nap 8
Difficulty doing chores 7
Difficulty doing daily activities 7
Difficulty falling asleep 4
interfers with night sleeping, work and social aspects. 4
WAKING FEELING OUT OF IT FOR 15 MINUTES 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Naps

Dosage Patients
2 hr daily 6
60 min daily 5
120minutes as needed 5
1 hr daily 4
30 min daily 4
2hours as needed 4
2 daily 2
90 min daily 2
daily 2
1 min daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Naps

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 11
Personal research 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently using Naps

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 20

Stopped using Naps

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 21
Sometimes 16
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 29
Not specified 32
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9 patient evaluations for Naps

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jmartell
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jmartell
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jan 18, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Tiredness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Cognitive confusion

  • 0 helpful marks
savedandfree
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savedandfree
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See savedandfree's full Naps history

Jan 26, 2010 (Started Mar 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily

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witch4
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witch4
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 64
Condition: 13 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Oct 3, 2009 (Started Feb 18, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Difficulty doing chores, Difficulty doing daily activities, Wake up feeling just as tired as before nap)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: whenBP people are very depressed, they seem to need the sleep.For me anyway.. I can sleep also around the clock for up to 3 days.Everything gets behind in the house , shopping Husband does that anyway. I have a fear of leaving . and many things get piled up.its a mess. then when I come out of it, Like my body has had enough sleep. I get mad because of the way things are.
Side effects: Difficulty doing daily activities, Difficulty doing chores, Wake up feeling just as tired as before nap

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