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8 Ways to Achieve Healthier Sleep

Poor sleep is an issue that affects all kinds of people; however, patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often complain of sleeping problems that are caused by the disease itself or by medicines used to treat or help the person with their PD symptoms. Well before motor symptoms have begun, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia and nightmares could be early signs of PD.

Sleep is important in regulating your metabolism and promoting brain health. Researchers found that for women not enough sleep can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and more stress. Here are tips to achieve healthier sleep.

Parkinson’s Patients Battle Sleep Disorders

We all know that adequate sleep plays an important role in our health and ability to function effectively each day. But what you may not know is that sleep problems such as insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and nightmares may be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease (PD), even before motor symptoms have begun (National Sleep Foundation).

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