The purpose of this study is to assist training doctors about different diseases of the
nervous system affecting sleep.
Patients selected to participate in this study will have any of a variety of sleep
disorders. They will undergo several tests including an overnight recording of brain
activity, eye movement, leg movement, breathing, heart rate, and other measures.
Results of these tests will be used to better understand diseases causing sleep disorders
and may be used to develop better treatments for them.
The objective of this protocol is to provide training in a broad range of neurological sleep
disorders to clinical associates who are eligible for sitting in the Board examination of
the Added Qualification of Clinical Neurophysiology administered by the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology. This protocol is to supplement small accrual of research patients
who are referred from within the NIH.
- IINCLUSION CRITERIA:
Patients 5 years of age and older, with the following referring diagnoses:
REM behavior disorder
Frontal nocturnal dystonia
Restless legs syndrome
Nocturnal epileptic seizure
Nocturnal movement disorder
Sleep-related diagnostic dilemma
Sleep apnea associated with neurological disorders
Patients who are ambulatory and who are able to comply with the study procedures.
Patients who are able to understand and sign the informed consent. (Parent or guardian for
Patients who have been diagnosed with acute and progressive neurological disorders.
Patients who are unable to comply with the study procedures and require other than