Research Results

Sleep and Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease

Sleep disturbances and fatigue are major problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). We surveyed 433 people with Parkinson’s disease to look at sleep habits, sleep quality and fatigue. We found that a majority of people reported moderate sleep problems. Factors such as mild depression and anxiety were associated with poor sleep. When looking at fatigue, those classified as good sleepers reported the least amount of fatigue.

Of the healthy habits surveyed, those that reported exercising daily had the lowest reported fatigue. The report further describes these results.

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