The Role of Sleep
Most people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have trouble getting a good night’s sleep.
Understanding the many possible reasons your loved one with Parkinson’s isn’t sleeping well and what can be done to address these challenges can help you both. This course discusses challenges with sleep, how care partners are often impacted, and ways to address these problems.
Understanding Sleep and Parkinson's
The Importance of Sleep
Quality and Quantity
Fatigue vs. Tiredness
Care to Talk? Fatigue vs. Tiredness
The Importance of the Timing of Sleep
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and PD
Care to Talk? REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Managing Safety with RBD
Your Experience - REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Pause and Reflect – Sleep Safety
Tips for a Good Night's Sleep - Sleep Hygiene
Care to Talk. Sleeping Separately
Getting Back to Sleep
Pause and Reflect: Sleep Hygiene
Pause and Reflect: Your Sleep Situation
Treating Sleep Problems
Accessing Sleep Professionals
Medications for Sleep
Sleep Medications Side Effects
Marijuana and CBD for Sleep
Weeding Through the Haze
This course introduces concepts that can be helpful for those new to the Parkinson’s community as well as those who are seasoned Parkinson’s care partners.
At the end of the presentation, the learner will:
- Recognize common sleep challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s.
- Understand the ways their loved one’s sleep challenges could impact them as care partners.
- Identify potential tools and tactics to improve sleep quality for their loved one and potentially themselves.