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Sleep disorders in Parkinson’s disease

Authors Jahan I, Hauser RA, Sullivan KL, Miller A, Zesiewicz T

Published 15 October 2009 Volume 2009:5 Pages 535—540

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S4578

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Israt Jahan1, Robert A Hauser2, Kelly L Sullivan1, Amber Miller1, Theresa A Zesiewicz1

1Department of Neurology, Parkinson’s Research Foundation, 2Departments of Neurology, Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology, University of South Florida, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Tampa, FL, USA

Abstract: Sleep disorders occur commonly in Parkinson’s disease (PD), and reduce quality of life. Sleep-related problems in PD include insomnia, restless legs syndrome, rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, sleep apnea, parasomnias, excessive daytime sleepiness, and sleep attacks. This article reviews sleep disorders and their treatment in PD.

Keywords: insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea

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