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Twinkle commented on the post, Parkinson’s Disease: To Nap or Not to Nap? 4 hours, 21 minutes ago

Hi,
I am having unplanned naps and two days ago I was reading a book drinking my coffee in my reclining chair, when one of these unplanned naps happened! It certainly woke me when I spilled hot coffee on my chest when it tilted and then tilted it the other way when I woke up and tried to straighten the cup up! So it burnt me twice! But I am still…

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Dan Glass replied to the topic Tools and Assistive Devices in the forum General Discussions 15 hours, 18 minutes ago

I’m in the early stages (2), so right now, my biggest need is sturdy, but comfortable shoes for my dystonia (clawed up toes). I wear Keen Targhee 2 boots. I have since 2003, and they’ve never given me blisters or discomfort. In sneakers, I feel a lot of pain. I dressier shoes, I’m uncomfortable. That said, I’ve heard other people talk of ankle…

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Chris H. commented a story 19 hours, 35 minutes ago

So sorry, @recondoc! I think I accidentally tagged you in a response to a different story! But thank you for sharing this. It’s great to learn more about your journey, and more about your military service. I’m happy to hear you’re getting the care you need from the VA. And I’m really glad to hear that the chainsaw incident didn’t turn out to be a…

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Jeff Dyche commented on the post, Parkinson’s Disease: To Nap or Not to Nap? 19 hours, 36 minutes ago

I suppose I am one of the few Parkies who is also a sleep researcher. I think the advice here is sage in that 30 min naps are very beneficial for anyone but esp those with PD since sleep probs are common. Also keep in mind that the epidemiology study referenced here is correlational so you can’t assume any causation. In other words, napping does n…

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Chris H. commented a story 19 hours, 40 minutes ago

Hey @mktbob55 – Appreciate you sharing this story. That definitely sounds like it was a harrowing experience. Can’t imagine what that must’ve felt like. Sounds like you found the silver lining in frightening situation, so that’s a positive! Thanks for sharing more about your journey! – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team