Decreased nocturnal movements in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Giacomo Della Marca, Roberto Frusciante, Serena Dittoni, Catello Vollono, Anna Losurdo, Elisa Testani, Emanuele Scarano, Salvatore Colicchio, Elisabetta Iannaccone, Pietro Attilio Tonali, Enzo Ricci

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Reduced mobility during sleep characterizes a variety of movement disorders and neuromuscular diseases. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is the third most common form of muscular dystrophy in the general population, and people with FSHD have poor sleep quality. The aims of the present study were to evaluate nocturnal motor activity in patients with FSHD by means of videopolysomnography and to verify whether activity was associated with modifications in sleep structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Activity
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral
  • Polysomnography
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Sleep, REM
  • Videotape Recording


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