Simultaneous deep brain stimulation of two brain regions and sleep quality in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Simultaneous deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) and the substantia nigra pars reticulata (STN+SNr-DBS) improved symptoms which adversely impact sleep for those with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Why this matters

    STN+SNr-DBS may be an alternative to STN-DBS alone to improve sleep for those with PD complaining of restless leg syndrome (RLS) and/or immobility at night.