Movement Disorders and Sleep

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Abstract

This article summarizes what is currently known about sleep disturbances in several movement disorders including Parkinson disease, essential tremor, parkinsonism, dystonia, Huntington disease, myoclonus, and ataxias. There is an association between movement disorders and sleep. In some cases the prevalence of sleep disorders is much higher in patients with movement disorder, such as rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder in Parkinson disease. In other cases, sleep difficulties worsen the involuntary movements. In many cases the medications used to treat patients with movement disorder disturb sleep or cause daytime sleepiness. The importance of discussing sleep issues in patients with movement disorders cannot be underestimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1345-1358
Number of pages14
JournalNeurologic clinics
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson disease
  • Periodic limb movements of sleep
  • Restless legs syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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