New Survey Available on “Sleep in Parkinson’s Disease: A Comparison Between Those With and Without Deep Brain Stimulation”

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The Parkinson Alliance has announced that there is a new survey available on sleep in Parkinson’s disease (PD), which will be a comparison of groups with and without Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).  Sleep disturbances are highly prevalent, are commonly incapacitating symptoms of PD, and are increasingly recognized as important contributors to reduced quality of life.  A variety of sleep disorders may occur in PD, including excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep), nocturnal motor symptoms and sleep-related breathing disorders, and are often under-assessed and difficult to diagnose and treat.

Improving our understating about sleep disturbance in PD for individuals with and without DBS may improve treatment intervention and increase the general sense of well-being for individuals with PD.

Click here to request a survey via DBS4PD.org, which is an affiliate of The Parkinson Alliance.  Our sleep survey is open for participation until December 1, 2013.

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