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Sleep and PD

Advice from various sources about sleep

Sleep Disturbances – from

read more at Sleep Disturbances Many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have trouble sleeping through the night. In some cases, PD symptoms like rigidity or tremor keep people awake. The brain changes that are part of PD also can cause sleep difficulties, and some people have problems sleeping even before movement symptoms develop and PD is diagnosed. In addition, […]

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Sleep Advice from Davis Phinny Foundation

From What causes sleep problems in Parkinson’s? Difficulties with sleep can be caused by a number of factors. Some are directly related to Parkinson’s and its treatments, while others are completely unrelated. While many common issues can be improved with minor medication changes or other tweaks, it is important to understand the causes of common sleep issues associated […]

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Simple Relaxation Techniques

From If  you have Parkinson’s disease, you are likely to feel stress related to your tremors. Sometimes, you may feel self-conscious. That alone is stressful. These simple relaxation solutions open up natural relaxation responses which can help improve your mood and ease your mind. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) considers relaxation exercises to be safe for most people. […]

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Rest and sleep

Parkinson’s disease creates many challenges to getting a good night’s rest. Try these tips to help you get enough rest and sleep, which is an important component of overall health and quality of life. Getting a Good Night’s Rest Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine a habit. Maintain a regular sleep schedule: get up and […]

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May 18, 2017 – Sleeping Well with Parkinson’s – on line discussion

Hear expert discussion, and ask questions in MJ Fox Foundation Third Thursdays Webinar series. Sleep disturbances are a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease that may cause difficulty falling or staying asleep. In this webinar, we’ll discuss sleep disorders that can occur in Parkinson’s, how to manage them and current research on sleep and PD. […]

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