Sleep and PD
Ask a group of people with Parkinson’s Disease how many hours of sleep they get per night and you may be in for a surprise. One study found that persons with Parkinson’s disease averaged just over 5 hours of sleep per night, and woke up twice as many times as adults of similar age without Parkinson’s disease did. Reasons for decreased sleep are varied.
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Fatigue and trouble sleeping can come from Parkinson's, its symptoms or the medications used to treat them. There are many approaches to managing fatigue and sleep changes, and researchers are working toward better treatments.