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johnny

sleep benefit a good way to measure PD

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Awhile ago I met a friend on a PD forum.She mentioned her fine doctor had a good idea how to grade PD.We sleep and depending on the quality of sleep our brain helps restore the dopimine we use.As the disease worsens we lose more of this sleep benefit.In my case I found I could get by without my am doseif I get good sleepI have been doing this for over a month and while Im not as limber my mental processing is sharper.So many ways of slowing down the process

Happy New Year

john

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Hey Johnny,

Let me know how that works for you. I'm still getting between 4 to 5 1/2 hours of sleep per night, lots of crazy dreams, some kicking in my sleep, and waking up drenched in sweat. I've been taking Melatonin for the last year or so - very little effect - and now I'm on Azilect, plus daily exercise. If i could get 8 hours of sleep, I think I would feel like a king.

Happy new years to you.

-S

 

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10 hours ago, Superdecooper said:

Hey Johnny,

Let me know how that works for you. I'm still getting between 4 to 5 1/2 hours of sleep per night, lots of crazy dreams, some kicking in my sleep, and waking up drenched in sweat. I've been taking Melatonin for the last year or so - very little effect - and now I'm on Azilect, plus daily exercise. If i could get 8 hours of sleep, I think I would feel like a king.

Happy new years to you.

-SHi SC

I would check if you have sleep apnea.Ive been using a CPAC 5years now,without it my sleep is very broken up,If I dont use it I wake up much tired than before bed.It helps alot with sleep benifit,Taking a half c/l gives me much better dreams.than cr 50/200.If I wake up early say 300 I can take another half 25/100 and then sleep till 7.

Happy new years to you also

 

 

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I'd talk to your Neurologist.  REM Sleep Disorder is common with PD.  I take Clonazepam, which has completely eliminated my sleep talking, punching, kicking, and screaming.  There are other options as well.

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