Parkinson's Disease and Narcolepsy-Like Sleep Episodes

Yilmaz Z., Sirinocak P. B., Terzi R., ERDİNÇ O. O.

JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI, vol.3, no.1, pp.20-22, 2016 (ESCI) identifier


A fifty one-year-old male patient presented with the complaint of sudden daytime sleep episodes for the last one and a half years. The patient had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for four years and has been administered treatment of ropinirole 4 mg XL and rasagiline 1 mg tablet. The patient reported that his complaints occurred with the addition of pramipexola 0.750 mg/day tablet. Excessive daytime sleepiness occurred as sudden sleep episodes without giving any prior signs and subsided spontaneously after which the patient felt rested. The patient was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and hypersomnia depending on medical disease and drug side effects with polysomnography and multiple sleep latency test.