Sleep Med Psychophysiol.  2005 Dec;12(2):139-143.

Actigraphic Evaluation of Treatment Responses in Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep Patient: Case Study

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Eulji University School of Medicine, and Division of Sleep Study, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Eulji General Hospital, Seoul, Korea. kim.euijoong@gmail.com

Abstract

Periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) have been diagnosed easily by nocturnal polysomnography (NPSG) and treated effectively with dopamine receptor agonist, benzodiazepine and opioid. However, few reports have objectively assessed the treatment responses. We treated a PLMS patient with clonazepam and pramipexole, and evaluated their efficacy with actigraphy. Clonazepam improved sleep quality without reducing frequency of limb movements, and pramipexole reduced frequency of limb movements without improving sleep quality, results which are consistent with previous study findings. Actigraphy proved useful in evaluation of treatment response of PLMS.

Keyword

Periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) ; Actigraphy; Sleep

MeSH Terms

Actigraphy
Benzodiazepines
Clonazepam
Dopamine Agonists
Extremities*
Humans
Polysomnography
Benzodiazepines
Clonazepam
Dopamine Agonists
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