Connection Between Exercise And Sleep Disorder

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Connections Between Sleep Disorders and Parkinson's Disease

An article appearing in the current issue of Brain, the Oxford Journal of Neurology, reveals that researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found a correlation between REM behavior disorder and Parkinson's or Lewy body dementia.


REM (rapid eye movement) sleep occurs in brief spurts of increased activity in the brain and is considered the dreaming stage of sleep. While in REM sleep, the eyes can be seen moving rapidly beneath the eyelids. Most dreaming occurs during REM and the body is...

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