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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revue d'Electroencephalographie et de Neurophysiologie Clinique|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology