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Parkinson’s Disease
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 970862, 7 pages
Review Article

Impact of Impulse Control Disorders on Sleep-Wake Regulation in Parkinson’s Disease

Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Received 2 September 2015; Accepted 3 November 2015

Academic Editor: Antonio Pisani

Copyright © 2015 Atbin Djamshidian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sleep disturbances are common in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and are even more prevalent in patients with behavioural addictions, such as pathological gambling, compulsive sexual behaviour, compulsive buying, binge eating, punding, and the compulsive use of dopamine replacement therapy. An overview of the relationship between these impulse control disorders and sleep disturbances is given and potential underlying mechanisms and treatment strategies are covered.