Periodic Limb Movement Disorder – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


Basics
Description
Sleep-related movement disorder with these features (1,2)[A]:

Episodes of periodic limb movements (PLMs) during sleep
Movements consist of bilateral ankle and toe dorsiflexion, sometimes accompanied by knee and hip flexion.
Arm or more generalized involvement occurs less…

Does Poor Sleep Quality in Late Life Compromise Cognition and Accelerate Progression of the Degenerative Dementias?

Cycles of sleep and wakefulness begin in utero and persist throughout life. As such, sleep is both a personally familiar experience and a biologically essential activity. At the same time, the fundamental links between sleep, health, and disease remain elusive. Several decades of sleep research…