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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 10
None 37

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

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Naps

Dosage Patients
2 hr daily 6
1 hr daily 3
30 min daily 3
2hours as needed 3
30minutes as needed 3
60minutes as needed 3
daily 3
45 min daily 2
60 min daily 2
90 min daily 2

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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
See all 15 patients who’ve stopped using Naps

Duration

Currently using Naps

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 42

Stopped using Naps

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

Adherence


Always
Patients
19
36%
Usually
Patients
13
25%
Sometimes
Patients
16
30%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
5
9%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
6
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
10
19%
A little hard to take
Patients
11
21%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
26
49%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
23
43%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
30
57%
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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: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See jmartell's full Naps history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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

See witch4's full Naps history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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