1. An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease
2. An Overview of Roles of the Basal Ganglia in Sleep-Wake Regulation
3. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)
6. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
7. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
8. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
9. Circadian Rhythms Disruption
10. Conclusive Remarks
This book focuses on the sleep-related disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD), demonstrating that they are among the most common non-motor manifestations of PD and have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Sleep changes may also serve as markers to identify patients in the preclinical stage of PD.
This book presents recent major breakthroughs related to sleep disorders in PD, such as REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), insomnia, nocturia, restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements, sleep disordered breathing, excessive daytime sleepiness, and circadian rhythm disorders. It also discusses the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, clinical implications, associated features, evaluation and management of these disorders and suggests some further research directions in these areas in order to develop neuroprotective therapies for PD. Focusing on Chinese PD patients, it addresses traditional Chinese Medicine, and compares the epidemiology and management of PD in China and Western countries to provide a frame of reference values for further studies. Further, it features numerous case reports to enable readers gain a better uderstanding of the subject matter. This comprehensive yet practical book is a valuable resource for scientists and clinicians.
• Presents recent major breakthroughs in the field of sleep disorders in PD
• Compares Chinese and Western PD patients
• Includes numerous case reports
Chun-Feng Liu is a professor and the head at Department of Neurology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, China. He is also the director of Institute of Neuroscience of Soochow University, China.