Hallucinations and sleep-wake cycle in PD: A 24-hour continuous polysomnographic study

Raffaele Manni, C. Pacchetti, M. Terzaghi, I. Sartori, F. Mancini, G. Nappi

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Abstract

Twenty-four-hour ambulatory polysomnography was performed in 20 patients with PD who were having visual hallucinations (12 men and 8 women, mean age 70 ± 6 years). Visual hallucinations were clearly related to daytime NREM sleep or nocturnal REM sleep in 33% of the instances. The data reinforce the hypothesis that neural mechanisms implicated in generating sleep and, in particular, in dream imagery play a role in the occurrence of visual hallucinations in PD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1979-1981
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume59
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 24 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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