Sleep problems affecting people with Tourette syndrome can include generally poor sleep quality, waking, bad dreams, sleep-walking and talking, and nightmares. Around 80 per cent of people with Tourette syndrome have sleep-related problems, which is more than children and young people in the general population.
Do people with Tourettes have trouble sleeping?
Sleep disorders have been reported in approximately 80% of Tourettes syndrome (TS) patients. Sleep studies in TS patients have demonstrated a 30% reduction in delta-sleep (slow-wave sleep) in nontreated subjects, decreased percentage of REM-sleep and the presence of tics during sleep.
How does Tourettes affect the brain?
Tourette syndrome is a condition that affects the brain and nerves, causing people to make repeated movements and sounds, also known as motor and vocal tics, that they cannot control. The symptoms usually begin in childhood, can vary from mild to severe, and change over time.
How do you sleep with a tic?
Increased time it takes to fall asleep secondary to tics .Explore calming strategies prior to bedtime and ensure your bedroom is as calm as possible, such as:Listening to soft, slow music.Explore use of calming scents.Taking a warm bath or shower.Snuggle up in blankets, etc.Dec 1, 2014