Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome may affect as much as 10% of the population and significantly contribute to poor sleep. Fortunately. there are a number of behavioral and pharmacological treatments available. read more
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety Depression Sleep restless legs syndrome rls sleep disorders Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: We found that the frequency of RLS in the present patients with PD was higher than that in our previous study of a general population of RLS subjects. Compared to the PD patients without RLS, the present PD patients with RLS suffered from worse sleep quality and QoL, depression, anxiety, and autonomic disturbances, especially those with cardiovascular problems. PMID: 31286703 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
Abstract Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that may exacerbate many of the symptoms and consequences of multiple sclerosis (MS), and may have further implications for health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The present study examined the relationships among RLS, symptoms and HRQOL in people with MS. Participants with MS (n = 275) completed the Cambridge-Hopkins Restless Legs Syndrome Questionnaire, the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Scale, the Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Fatigue Severity Scale, the Hospital Anxiety and Depressi...
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: J Sleep Res Source Type: research
Abstract Exercise improves objective measures of physical function in individuals on hemodialysis, but its effect on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is largely unknown. We performed a scoping review to characterize the existing knowledge base on exercise and PROs in dialysis patients to make recommendations for future research. We searched Medline, Embase, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, and SPORT Discus from inception to November 28, 2018 and then screened results for randomized controlled trials comparing aerobic/resistance exercise, or both, with...
Source: Seminars in Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Semin Dial Source Type: research
Conclusion: Poor sleepers constituted approximately half of our patients with PD. The participants experienced more favorable sleep if they were currently working. Increased PD duration, severity, depression or anxiety symptoms, and doses of dopaminergic therapy were significantly associated with poor sleep quality. Continued working, attempts to treat comorbid anxiety or depression, and avoidance of overdosage of dopaminergic treatments may improve sleep quality in patients with PD. Introduction Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD) have gained increasing research attention in recent years because they have a...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionCompared to HCs, individuals with NMOSD reported poorer quality of life and higher levels of depression and anxiety. Further, among individuals with NMOSD, sleep characteristics are predicted by a complex variety of illness-related factors.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsDifferent patterns of sleep disturbances are observed in HD patients: insomnia, difficulties in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and excessive daytime sleepiness are the most common sleep problems reported by patients with HD. In several HD studies, specific changes in sleep architecture and in circadian melatonin secretion were identified in laboratory testing.Sleep disorders in HD have diverse and complex determinants, the most significant of which includes damage to brain areas that are responsible for the proper sleep pattern and circadian rhythm regulation. Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Liu JB, Leng JL, Wang YG, Zhang Y, Tang TY, Tao LH, Zhang XJ, Liu CF Abstract Background: Nonmotor symptoms (NMS) are prodromal characteristics of Parkinson's disease (PD). The first-degree relatives (FDR) of PD patients had a higher risk of PD and also had more NMS. Objective: To delineate NMS in FDR of patients with different clinical types of PD. Methods: A total of 98 PD probands were recruited; 256 siblings of them were enrolled in the FDR group. Various scales were used to assess NMS, including depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, insomnia, constipation, excessive daytime sleepiness, ra...
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
l D Abstract Sleep Disorders in Old Age Abstract. Sleep disorders increase with age. Older patients rarely complain about sleep disorders, therefore it is important to ask about sleep problems. Insomnias, sleep-disordered breathing and restless legs syndrome tend to increase with older age. It is important to consider that sleep disorders may be the first symptom of a depression, anxiety disorder or neurodegenerative disorders such as dementias. Many factors can influence sleep in old age: it is important to inquire after sleeping habits including naps during the day, medication and comorbidity. Treatment depends ...
Source: Praxis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Praxis (Bern 1994) Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 90Author(s): Sang-Ahm Lee, Young-Joo No, Kwang-Deog Jo, Jee-Hyun Kwon, Jeong Yeon Kim, Dong-Jin ShinAbstractObjectivesWe determined factors contributing to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Korean adults with epilepsy (AWE).MethodsA total of 147 AWE who had been treated for> 1 year were included. Daytime sleepiness was assessed using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Subjective sleep disturbances were assessed with the Sleep Apnea of Sleep Disorder Questionnaire (SA-SDQ) and questionnaires about insomnia and restless legs syndrome (RLS). T...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: We determined factors contributing to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Korean adults with epilepsy (AWE). METHODS: A total of 147 AWE who had been treated for>1 year were included. Daytime sleepiness was assessed using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Subjective sleep disturbances were assessed with the Sleep Apnea of Sleep Disorder Questionnaire (SA-SDQ) and questionnaires about insomnia and restless legs syndrome (RLS). The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was also used. An ESS score>10 was considered indicative of EDS. Multivariate logistic regression analys...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
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