Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

S. Anees, W. P. Wu, M. J. Thorpy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Sleep-related movement disorders are a spectrum of conditions that involve simple, usually stereotyped movements that can cause disruption of nocturnal sleep and may thus cause daytime sleepiness and fatigue. These disorders involve movements that differ from those occurring during wakefulness and may predominate or solely occur during sleep.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sleep
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786111
ISBN (Print)9780123786104
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Nocturnal leg cramps
  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep-related bruxism
  • Sleep-related leg cramps
  • Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder
  • Teeth grinding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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