Sleep Apnea and the MS Patient’s Claim for Long Term Disability Benefits
If you suffer from MS and are having difficulty with your long term disability claim, Nancy Cavey, experienced long term disability MS attorney, suggests that part of the problem you might be having is your failure to fully explain all the problems that you have as a result of your MS. This can include difficulty walking, balance and coordination. However, obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder among people with MS.
Many people with MS, also have bladder problems which means that there are in and out of bed frequently. They may also have restless limp syndrome, or periodic limb movements with spasm and even pain that can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.
As a result, you may also have depression and anxiety.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a wealth of information regarding MS including information on treatment, medication, and good common practical advice on dealing with MS.
Some of the resources for MS and sleep deprivation are “You Can Get the Sleep You Need” and “Sleep Disorders and MS”. You can visit the National MS Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx for more information.
Your sleep deprivation needs to be treated but also needs to be developed in your claim for long term disability benefits. If you need assistance in your MS disability claim, contact the MS disability attorneys The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey. Fill out the form to the right with your contact information so we can get back with you as soon as possible about your claim or call 727-894-3188.