[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.211.168.204. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Letters
April 24, 2002

Sudden-Onset Sleep in Parkinson Disease

Author Affiliations
 

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(16):2076-2077. doi:10.1001/jama.287.16.2073

To the Editor: Dr Hobson and colleagues1 confirmed our preliminary finding2 that episodes of sudden sleep are rare in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). They reported that 16 of 420 patients reported sudden-onset sleep while driving. Three patients did not experience prodromal drowsiness or warning, and 2 events put drivers at risk. These numbers are similar to our estimate of an annual event incidence of 2%.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×