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.
In this webinar, Dr. Postuma discussed:
- 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!
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Note: This is not a flawless word-for-word transcript, but it’s close.
Medications & Treatments Mentioned During this Webinar
|Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)||Psycho-social intervention|
|LightBox||Box that gives off bright light that mimics natural outdoor light|
|Lunesta (Eszopiclone)||Benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs)|
|Pregabalin (Lyrica)||GABA analogue|
There were a lot of topics mentioned and questions asked via the chat during the webinar. The following list includes other resources we’ve shared on sleep and articles relevant to questions asked.
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This webinar is sponsored* by Boston Scientific and Medtronic.
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their donations do not influence Davis Phinney Foundation content, perspective, or speaker selection.