Sleep and neurodegenerative diseases.

@article{Chokroverty2009SleepAN,
  title={Sleep and neurodegenerative diseases.},
  author={Sudhansu Chokroverty},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          446-67
        }
}
Sleep disturbances are common in neurodegenerative diseases. Disturbed sleep can result in fatigue, irritability, morning headaches, impaired motor and cognitive skills, depression, and daytime somnolence. The major sleep complaints include insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnia, excessive nocturnal motor activity, circadian sleep-wake rhythm disturbance, and respiratory dysrhythmia. The pathogenetic mechanisms of sleep disturbances may be secondary to direct structural alteration of the sleep-wake… CONTINUE READING
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