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Monios Alexandros, Kourkouta Lamprini

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Pages: 69-75

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1019421


Introduction: Sleep disturbances are for Parkinson's disease patients, part of their progressively worsening course. Purpose: This review study was to provide information on sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease and their treatment. Methodology: The material of the study was a article on the subject that was found mainly in the Medline database and the Hellenic Academic Libraries Association (HEAL-Link). Results: Sleep disturbances in Parkinson an patients are due to the interaction of various factors, such as motor problems, changes in circadian rhythm of the sleep-wake cycle, REM sleep disorders, psychiatric problems or side effects of drugs. Conclusions: Health professionals should encourage Parkinson's patients to faithfully apply their treatment protocol to achieve the best possible sleep for them.

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