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Sleep disorders associated with neurological and medical disorders 

Sleep disorders associated with neurological and medical disorders
Sleep disorders associated with neurological and medical disorders

Dr Sue Wilson

and Prof. David J. Nutt

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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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