Army researchers want new diagnosis for trauma-associated sleep disorders

An evaluation of four soldiers at an Army hospital in Washington state has led researchers to propose creating a new diagnosis for a sleep disorder brought on by trauma such as combat. The diagnosis, “Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder,” or TSD, includes a grouping of symptoms that includes screaming, thrashing, sleepwalking and nightmares, according to a paper […]

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Dangerous sleep disorder could lead to dementia

At least 40 million suffer from chronic sleep disorders; another 20 million have occasional problems. But some sleep disorders are much more dangerous than others and can lead to serious health effects if left untreated. As internationally reknowned hair stylists, John and Suzanne Chadwick traveled the world. “It’s been quite a journey!” said Suzanne Chadwick. But their biggest adventures came while John slept. For years, he acted out his dreams, punching, kicking and even biting. “One night, he bit me, …

Sleep disorder linked to brain disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 22-Apr-2014 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Michael Kennedym.kennedy@utoronto.ca416-946-5025University of Toronto Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson’s and many other forms of dementia. “Rapid-eye-movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is not just a precursor but also a critical warning sign of neurodegeneration that can lead to brain disease,” says associate professor and lead author Dr. John …

Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain Diseases

A new study suggests a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the University of Toronto say that rapid-eye-movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is not just a precursor but also a critical warning sign of neurodegeneration that can lead to brain disease. “In fact, as many as 80 to 90 percent of people with RBD will develop a brain disease,” said associate professor …

Restless Sleep Disorder Linked To Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

A little-known sleep disorder that causes you to act out your dreams can predict the future onset of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or another brain disease, new research shows. In fact, 80 to 90 percent of people who develop Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder will develop degenerative brain disease within the near future, says researcher John Peever, MD, associate professor at the University of Toronto. “Rapid-eye-movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is not just a precursor but also a critical warning sign of …

Sleep Problem Linked To Degenerative Brain Disease

YouTube Videos Tweets Comments Sleep Problem Linked To Degenerative Brain Disease A little-known sleep disorder that causes you to act out your dreams can predict the future onset of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or another brain disease, new research shows. In fact, 80 to 90 percent of people who develop Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder will develop degenerative brain disease within the near future, says researcher John Peever, MD, associate professor at the University of Toronto. “Rapid-eye-movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is …

Sleep disorder is the best current predictor of brain diseases, say U of T researchers

Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. “Rapid-eye-movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is not just a precursor but also a critical warning sign of neurodegeneration that can lead to brain disease,” says associate professor and lead author Dr. John Peever. In fact, as many as 80 to 90 per cent of people with RBD will develop a …

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