Sleep ParalysisHistorical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives

Sleep ParalysisHistorical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives

Brian A. Sharpless and Karl Doghramji

Print publication date: Jun 2015

ISBN: 9780199313808

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Sleep and Movement Disorders documents the significant progress made in the last decade regarding our understanding of motor control in sleep and the relationship between sleep and movement disorders. Divided into four major sections it covers sleep-related movements and the importance of recognizing sleep-related movement disorders for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, it covers new sleep-related disorders that have been classified and diagnosed, including catathrenia, alternating leg muscle activation (ALMA), propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) at sleep onset, faciomandibular myoclonus at sleep onset, etc. Further understanding of the pathophysiology of RLS-PLMS is addressed, as is the neurobiology of REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), predictors of neurodegenerative diseases.