At night, simple tasks get harder and my memory gets worse. Why?
Cognitive changes, including memory issues and slower processing are common in MS. Patients can have difficulty with multitasking and word finding. These cognitive challenges can be variable from day to day and there can be “good days and bad days”. Patients may also have times of day that are more challenging than others. Critical to this issue is to get evaluated by your health care provider to ensure there are not any extraneous factors that could be contributing (poor sleep, dehydration, dietary/nutrition, medication side effects, etc.)
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Ambulatory Care
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center