Insomnia May Up the Risk of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Middle-aged and older adults with insomnia disorder may face increased odds of developing subjective memory decline compared with their peers who have only a few or no insomnia symptoms, an analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging suggests. “Since sleep is important for memory consolidation and other cognitive functions, disrupted sleep is likely to … Read more

Restless Legs Syndrome Common in X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy

Restless legs syndrome occurred in approximately 40% of adults with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, based on data from 32 individuals. Patients with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a neurodegenerative disease, often experience gait and balance problems, as well as leg discomfort, sleep disturbances, and pain, wrote John W. Winkelman, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues . Restless … Read more