Sleep Disorder Tied to Faster Disease Progression

Sleep Disorder Tied to Faster Disease Progression

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Sleep Disorder Tied to Faster Disease Progression

Early Parkinson’s patients with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) have more severe symptoms and show a faster disease progression in terms of motor, mood, and cognitive symptoms, according to a U.K. study. Moreover, these patients had a higher risk of frequent falls, freezing of gait — when they feel as if their feet are “glued” to the floor and can’t move forward — and mild cognitive impairment, compared with patients without RBD. These findings…

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