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Sleep disorders associated with neurological and medical disorders 

Sleep disorders associated with neurological and medical disorders
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Sleep disorders associated with neurological and medical disorders
Author(s):

Dr Sue Wilson

and Prof. David J. Nutt

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199674558.003.0008
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date: 05 April 2020

- Sleep problems are associated with restless legs syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movements disorder (PLMD), Parkinson’s disease and chronic fatigue syndrome

- RLS affects 74% of men and 5–6% of women, and the incidence increases with age

- 80% of patients with RLS also experience periodic leg movements, but only 30% of patients with PLM have RLS

- Patients with Parkinson’s disease experience a variety if sleep complaints including insomnia, RBD, excessive daytime sleepiness and, in some rare cases, sudden sleep attacks

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