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Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease

Management and Case Study

  • Chun-Feng Liu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cheng-Jie Mao, Chun-Feng Liu
      Pages 3-7
    3. Wei-Min Qu, Ze Zhang, Huan-Ying Shi, Zhi-Li Huang
      Pages 9-15
  3. Classification of Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Tao Wang
      Pages 19-24
    3. Hua Hu, Chun-Feng Liu
      Pages 25-39
    4. Xiao-jing Gu, Bei Cao, Hui-fang Shang
      Pages 41-49
    5. Kang-Ping Xiong, Chun-Feng Liu
      Pages 51-59
    6. Xiao-jing Gu, Bei Cao, Hui-fang Shang
      Pages 61-66
    7. Yun Shen, Chun-Feng Liu
      Pages 67-81
    8. Guo-Dong Huang, Ya-Li Wang
      Pages 83-100
    9. Yun Shen, Chun-Feng Liu
      Pages 101-105

About this book


This book focuses on the sleep-related disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD), demonstrating that they are among the most common non-motor manifestations of PD and have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Sleep changes may also serve as markers to identify patients in the preclinical stage of PD.

This book presents recent major breakthroughs related to sleep disorders in PD, such as REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), insomnia, nocturia, restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements, sleep disordered breathing, excessive daytime sleepiness, and circadian rhythm disorders. It also discusses the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, clinical implications, associated features, evaluation and management of these disorders and suggests some further research directions in these areas in order to develop neuroprotective therapies for PD. Focusing on Chinese PD patients, it addresses traditional Chinese Medicine, and compares the epidemiology and management of PD in China and Western countries to provide  a frame of reference values for further studies. Further, it features numerous case reports to enable readers gain a better uderstanding of the subject matter. This comprehensive yet practical book is a valuable resource for scientists and clinicians.


Parkinson’s disease Sleep and neurodegeneration REM sleep behavior disorder Insomnia Nocturia Restless legs syndrome and Periodic limb movements Sleep related breathing disorders Excessive daytime sleepiness Circadian rhythm disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Chun-Feng Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologySecond Affiliated Hospital of Soochow UniversitySuzhouChina

About the editors

Chun-Feng Liu is a professor and the head at Department of Neurology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, China. He is also the director of Institute of Neuroscience of Soochow University, China.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Book Subtitle Management and Case Study
  • Editors Chun-Feng Liu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-2480-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-2483-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-2481-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 105
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The book is written primarily for neurologists taking care of PD patients, but it may also be useful for general neurologists, neurologists in training, medical students, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and geriatricians. The book meets the need of its audience. ... There are not many books that cover sleep disorders in PD, so this book is unique in this aspect.” (Eduardo De Sousa, Doody’s Book Reviews, August 21, 2020)