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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Approach and Management of Sleep Problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Apr 29, 2022

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

The MDS Approach and Management of Sleep Problems in Parkinson's Disease course will provide a comprehensive overview of the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the wide range of nocturnal sleep problems (insomnia, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements, obstructive sleep apnea, and REM sleep behavior disorder) and diurnal sleep problems (excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep attacks) that can affect the Parkinson's disease patient.


  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders


Mehri Salari, MD, Jirada Sringean, MD, PhD

Course Purpose

This MDS interactive module provides learners with information regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to sleep problems that can affect the Parkinson's disease patient.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Provide an overview of sleep problems in Parkinson’s disease including insomnia, nocturnal hypokinesia, excessive daytime sleepiness, parasomnia, sleep-related movement disorders in PD, and sleep-related breathing disorders.
2. Choose the best diagnostic method of evaluation of sleep disorders in PD for clinical practice.
3. Discuss treatment of sleep problems in PD

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for students, residents, primary care providers, internists, allied health, non-neurology specialists, and industry, at a beginner to intermediate level.

Accreditation Credit

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in control of content for this activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the ACCME) over the last 24 months. Disclosure information is available below. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated in advance of this program.

Jirada Sringean: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Mehri Salari
Nothing to Disclose

Ravi YadavReviewer
Nothing to Disclose

Staff Disclosure

MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.

2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)

3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher

4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).

5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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