Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

Preetam J. Schramm

Preetam J. Schramm

  • Short Communication
    Home Sleep-Monitoring Devices: Bridging the Periodic Limb Movement in Sleep Information Gap
    Author(s): Preetam J. SchrammPreetam J. Schramm

    The prevalence of periodic limb movement in sleep (PLMS) in patients with Restless Legs Syndrome is estimated between 80 to90%, >34% of the population over 60 years of age and 36% of healthy subjects were found to have a PLMS index >5 event per hour of sleep. PLMS can be associated with sleep breathing disorders, insomnia, narcolepsy, and REM Behavior disorder. Its prevalence in the general population is unknown. Home sleep-monitoring devices (HSMD) could be used to derive some consensus on the clinical and non-clinical characteristics of PLMS. There is need to derive age-adjusted normative values for PLMS, assess their clinical significance when presenting as comorbidities, phenotyping the genetic variants and tracking the pathophysiology along a continuum to determine signs and symptom changes from pre-clinical to clinical relevance. This article provides information on why an.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0277.1000S1-001

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