62. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Basheer Y. Khassawneh

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch62

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Khassawneh, B. Y. (2005) Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch62

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD);
  • excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS);
  • surface electromyography (EMG)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical Presentation

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • References