21. Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's Disease

  1. C. Warren Olanow MD, FRCPC3,4,5,
  2. Fabrizio Stocchi MD, PhD6 and
  3. Anthony E. Lang MD, FRCPC7,8,9
  1. Friederike Sixel-Döring MD1 and
  2. Claudia Trenkwalder MD2

Published Online: 27 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397970.ch21

Parkinson's Disease: Non-Motor and Non-Dopaminergic Features

Parkinson's Disease: Non-Motor and Non-Dopaminergic Features

How to Cite

Sixel-Döring, F. and Trenkwalder, C. (2011) Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's Disease, in Parkinson's Disease: Non-Motor and Non-Dopaminergic Features (eds C. W. Olanow, F. Stocchi and A. E. Lang), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397970.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

  3. 5

    Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson's Disease Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

  4. 6

    Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Research Centre, Institute for Research and Medical Care, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy

  5. 7

    Division of Neurology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  6. 8

    Parkinson's Disease Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  7. 9

    Movement Disorder Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Paracelsus-Elena-Klinik, Center for Parkinsonism and Movement Disorders, Kassel and Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

  2. 2

    Paracelsus-Elena-Klinik, Center for Parkinsonism and Movement Disorders, Kassel and University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191852

Online ISBN: 9781444397970

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Keywords:

  • sleep disorders;
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • pathophysiology;
  • diagnosis;
  • therapy

Summary

Sleep disturbances and daytime vigilance problems are important non-motor features of Parkinson's disease (PD) and impact quality-of-life in PD patients. An overview of sleep-associated problems is given with suggestions for diagnostic work-up and therapeutic implications. Pathophysiologic aspects are considered as they point to the fact that some sleep disorders in PD arise as a primary manifestation of the disease, reflecting the anatomic structures affected by the neurodegenerative process.