Restoration of normal motor control in Parkinson's disease during REM sleep.

@article{Cock2007RestorationON,
  title={Restoration of normal motor control in Parkinson's disease during REM sleep.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Cochen de Cock and Marie Vidailhet and Smaranda Leu and Ant{\'o}nio Texeira and Emmanuelle Apartis and Alexis Elbaz and Emmanuel Roze and Jean Claude Willer and Jean Philippe Derenne and Yves Agid and Isabelle Arnulf},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={130 Pt 2},
  pages={450-6}
}
Although normal subjects do not move during REM sleep, patients with Parkinson's disease may experience REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD). The characteristics of the abnormal REM sleep movements in RBD have, however, not been studied. We interviewed one hundred consecutive non-demented patients with Parkinson's disease and their bed partners using a structured questionnaire assessing the presence of RBD. They rated the quality of movements, voice and facial expression during RBD as being… CONTINUE READING

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