Polygraphic sleep patterns in herrdoataxia: A study of nine cases

R. Manni, A. Tartara, E. Marchioni, G. Piccolo

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A clinical and polygraphic sleep study was carried out in nine patients affected by heredoataxia (three by sporadic olivopontocerebellar ataxia (SOPCA), three by early onset cerebellar ataxia (EOCA) and three by Friedreich's ataxia). None of the patients complained about subjective sleep complaints. Polysomnographic findings showed a decrease in REM time in all the patients considered and a lower REM density in SOPCA and EOCA. A pattern of obstructive sleep-apnea was found in one case of SOPCA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalRevue d'Electroencephalographie et de Neurophysiologie Clinique
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology


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