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A Primer on Sleep and Parkinson’s

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A Primer on Sleep and Parkinson’s

sleep primer - Davis Phinney FoundationFor many years, the benefits and causes of sleep remained a mystery. However, in the past few years, sleep science has grown significantly. We now have a deeper understanding of the importance of sleep, why it is so essential to sleep consistently and properly, the effects of sleep medicine and how people with Parkinson’s are specifically affected.

Matthew Walker, PhD is one of the foremost experts on sleep science. He is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 2017, he published the New York Times bestselling book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. While his research is not Parkinson’s-specific, his coverage of the function and importance of sleep is applicable across the board.

In this article, we help you navigate to the right information so you can understand the function and importance of sleep and get started on your path to better sleep with Parkinson’s.

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