Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)


Sleep related movement and behavior disorders

Naoko Tachibana, M.D., Ph.D.1)2)

1)Division of Sleep Medicine, Kansai Electric Power Medical Research Institute
2)Department of Neurology and Center for Sleep-related Disorders, Kansai Electric Power Hospital

Movement and behavior disorders developing during sleep or in the transitional state from sleep to wakefulness are mostly unfamiliar to Japanese neurologists, primarily because these disorders are objects of basic research. In addition, the patients with sleep related movement and behavior disorders (SRMBD) show no signs and symptoms in our consulting rooms, and cannot be identified without polysomnography (PSG) attended by trained sleep technologists. Although attended PSG is not widely available in Japan, some kinds of SRMBD ought to be clinical targets for neurologists, and they are the scope of this review.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 56: 541|549, 2016)
key words: sleep-related disorders, REM sleep behavior disorder, restless legs syndrome, periodic leg movements during sleep, polysomnography

(Received: 12-Feb-16)