For patients with Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders are amplified with Covid-19


Laurence Dardenne


Published on

11-04-21 at 8:08 p.m.

– Updated

04-11-21 at 4:30 p.m.

For patients with Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders are amplified with Covid-19

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Near three quarters of the patients who contact us at the association complain of sleep disorders, whether for insomnia, frequent awakenings during sleep, or short nights (a few hours) with an awakening in the wee hours of morning , notes Daphné Thirifay, director of the Parkinson’s Association. Our role is to inform them as well as possible about these very frequent complications linked to Parkinson’s disease, which are sleep problems. There is a series of advice and possible solutions, specific to each patient. The subject is all the more important as these disorders affect the daytime quality of life of patients (discomfort, concentration problems, etc.), with in some cases patients who sleep all day and stay awake at night. “