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Nocturnal aspects of narcolepsy with cataplexy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18282773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Even though the most impressive manifestation of narcolepsy is excessive sleepiness, paradoxically a significant number of patients have trouble sleeping at night. A wide array of alterations can affect the night-time sleep of a narcoleptic patient, and the aim of this review is to increase awareness on this issue, thereby enhancing the care of narcoleptic patients by more specific approaches to their disturbed night sleep. This review covers a broad variety of nocturnal sleep features in narcolepsy. Starting from animal models and the clinical features of patients, the paper then discusses the many comorbid conditions found in narcolepsy at night, the most advanced methods of analysis and the few recent advances in the specific treatment of night sleep in narcoleptic patients.
Giuseppe Plazzi; Leonardo Serra; Raffaele Ferri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2008-02-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sleep medicine reviews     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1087-0792     ISO Abbreviation:  Sleep Med Rev     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-17     Completed Date:  2008-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804678     Medline TA:  Sleep Med Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Narcolepsy / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology

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