Sleep, Parkinson’s, and Living Well Today

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Parkinson’s can affect sleep in many ways, ranging from trouble falling or staying asleep at night to excessive sleepiness during the day. Good sleep boosts everything from your mood to your ability to think and process to your physical movement. Understanding sleep problems and Parkinson’s is often the first step you can take to enhance your sleep.

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IN THIS EPISODE WITH DR. RONALD POSTUMA, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What causes sleep problems in Parkinson’s
  • The difference between sleep changes related to aging and those related to Parkinson’s
  • The difference between sleepiness and fatigue
  • The connection between sleep and medication
  • Different types of sleep disorders (somnolence, insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder) and how to treat them
  • And much more!

Medications & Treatments Mentioned During this Podcast

(Listed alphabetically)

Clonazepam Benzodiazepine
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Psycho-social intervention
Doxepin Tricyclic antidepressant
Gabapentin GABA analogue
LightBox Box that gives off bright light that mimics natural outdoor light
Lorazepam Benzodiazepine
Lunesta (Eszopiclone) Benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs)
Melatonin Hormone supplement
Modafinil Wakefulness-promoting drug
Pregabalin (Lyrica) GABA analogue
Ritalin Stimulant
Selegiline MAO inhibitor
Trazodone SSRI antidepressant

CONCEPTS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST & FURTHER READING

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*The Second Season of the Parkinson’s Podcast is made possible through generous support in honor of Dr. Margaret Hilgartner.

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