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PD Pundit: Sleep Issues with Parkinson’s

PD Pundit: Sleep Issues with Parkinson’s

Our resident artist here at ParkinsonsDisease.net, Peter, created a new comic sharing his thoughts on sleep issues as a symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, many with Parkinson’s experience sleep issues, including REM sleep behavior disorder.

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Comments

  • JeffD
    2 months ago

    This is great! Love it! But a caveat is warranted. Make sure to let your provider know that you are taking melatonin for your RBD. Some more recent studies using randomized, double blind, controlled methodology have found that melatonin did not do much for RBD. Clonazepam may be a more efficacious intervention for some PD folk. Talk to your doctor/PA/NP and get a sleep study done if possible.

  • Dan Glass moderator
    2 months ago

    Great comic!! I moved to a different bed. Now I hit and kick instead of just move and scratch. Glad my wife is ok. Thanks for the note on melatonin.

  • Peter Dunlap-Shohl author
    2 months ago

    You’re welcome, Dan, glad to hear from you.

    Peter

  • Peter Dunlap-Shohl author
    2 months ago

    You’re welcome, Dan, thanks for the comment.

    Peter

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