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We evaluated with clinical interviews and polysomnographic examinations 10 adults with the complaint of sleepwalking, often accompanied by violent behavior or self-injury. During the polysomnographic studies, 8 patients had 47 distinct somnambulistic episodes. All episodes occurred in non-REM sleep, with 91% occurring in slow-wave sleep. Contrary to(More)
In five unrelated patients with the restless legs syndrome, opioid drugs relieved restlessness, dysesthesias, dyskinesias while awake, periodic movements of sleep, and sleep disturbances. When naloxone was given parenterally to two treated patients, the signs and symptoms of the restless legs syndrome reappeared. Naloxone placebo had no effect. Opioid(More)
Opioids may be a useful treatment for some patients with Periodic Movements of Sleep (PMS) and sleep disturbances. Four patients who had only idiopathic PMS and sleep disturbances but not Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) were treated with various opioids. Two of the patients responded with a more than 98% decrease in the number of PMS per night of sleep and a(More)
A double-blind randomized crossover study of 7.5 mg bromocriptine at bedtime versus placebo was conducted in 30-day phases (with a 2-week washout period between phases) in 6 patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome. Five patients experienced partial subjective improvement in restlessness and paresthesias on bromocriptine as opposed to placebo and(More)
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