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Poor Sleep Seems to Worsen Parkinson’s Symptoms

Poor quality of sleep is linked to worse motor and nonmotor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, a study has found.

Sleep disorders have a significant effect on the burden of Parkinson’s symptoms. The current findings provide new insights into the monitoring and management of sleep and Parkinson’s and need to be further explored in the future studies.

Sleep problems, including insomnia, nightmares and restless sleep, are common nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s that can influence life quality significantly. It has been reported that sleep disturbances sometimes occur years before a Parkinson’s diagnosis, when the hallmark motor symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease emerge.

The treatment of sleep problems will likely improve nonmotor symptoms but also postpone Parkinson’s progression. It can potentially reduce the overall disability and thereby improve the lives of patients and their caregivers.

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