Sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Jacobus Johannes van Hilten and Miranda Weggeman and Edo A van der Velde and Gerard Kerkhof and Jan A G M van Dijk and Raymund Roos},
  journal={Journal of neural transmission. Parkinson's disease and dementia section},
  volume={5 3},
The objective of this questionnaire-based survey was to evaluate the prevalence and causes of sleep disturbances in 90 nondepressive patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and 71 age-matched healthy subjects. We also assessed the prevalence and characteristics of excessive daytime sleepiness (both groups) and excessive fatigue (PD patients). A high prevalence of sleep disturbances in PD patients was found; this is to a large extent probably the result of aging. As compared with controls… CONTINUE READING
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