This sleep disorder puts people at 'very high risk' of Parkinson's

Research has linked a particular sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. What characterizes this sleep problem, and can its presence be a good way to predict Parkinson’s risk? People who experience a sleep disorder that causes them to act out…

Periodic limb movement disorder: Symptoms and treatment

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Periodic limb movement disorder is a condition characterized by repetitive movements of the limbs during sleep. It is the only movement disorder that occurs during sleep and, as such, is considered to be a sleep disorder as well. Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) can occur at any stage…

Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered

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Seasonal affective disorder is believed to be triggered by seasonal changes in daylight, with the condition most prevalent during winter months. But what makes certain people more susceptible to such changes? Researchers say they have uncovered a gene mutation that could be responsible. Researchers have uncovered the first human gene…

Bipolar disorder linked to inherited differences in sleep patterns

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A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds links between sleeping patterns, circadian rhythms, bipolar disorder and specific phenotypes. A new study links bipolar disorder to differences in sleep and circadian patterns. Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depression, is characterized…