Sleep and quantitative EEG in neurodegenerative disorders

Dominique Petit, Jean François Gagnon, Maria Livia Fantini, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Jacques Montplaisir

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This paper reviews current knowledge on sleep problems, sleep architecture changes and quantitative EEG alteration brought on by various neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), multiple system atrophy MSA, Huntington's disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, in comparison to normal aging. The study of sleep variables and that of the spectral composition of the EEG can provide valuable information for understanding the pathophysiology and for assisting the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-496
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Neurodegenerative disorder
  • Quantitative EEG
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)


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