Men Who Sleepwalk Have Greater Risk of Parkinson’s

Men Who Sleepwalk Have Greater Risk of Parkinson’s

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Men Who Sleepwalk Have Greater Risk of Parkinson’s

Men who experience sleepwalking — alone or in combination with another sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder — are at least four times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those who do not. That finding, which comes from a study of more than 25,000 men, suggests that sleep impairment may be associated with progressive neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease. The study, “Association of sleepwalking and REM sleep behavior disorder with Parkinson disease…

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