We describe a polysomnographic observation of the acute phase of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome, characterized by an alteration of the sleep–wake cycle and by the absence of non-rapid eye movement sleep. An atypical transitional state between rapid eye movement sleep and wake with hallucinations and enacting-dream behaviors represented the sole sleep pattern. Analogies of alcohol withdrawal syndrome with fatal familial insomnia and Morvan’s fibrillary chorea suggest a common pathophysiological mechanism in these conditions.

Polysomnographic study of sleeplessness and oneiricisms in the alcohol withdrawal syndrome / G., Plazzi; P., Montagna; Meletti, Stefano; E., Lugaresi. - In: SLEEP MEDICINE. - ISSN 1389-9457. - STAMPA. - 3(2002), pp. 279-282. [10.1016/S1389-9457(02)00014-XDocument Type: Article]

Polysomnographic study of sleeplessness and oneiricisms in the alcohol withdrawal syndrome

G. Plazzi;MELETTI, Stefano;
2002

Abstract

We describe a polysomnographic observation of the acute phase of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome, characterized by an alteration of the sleep–wake cycle and by the absence of non-rapid eye movement sleep. An atypical transitional state between rapid eye movement sleep and wake with hallucinations and enacting-dream behaviors represented the sole sleep pattern. Analogies of alcohol withdrawal syndrome with fatal familial insomnia and Morvan’s fibrillary chorea suggest a common pathophysiological mechanism in these conditions.
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Polysomnographic study of sleeplessness and oneiricisms in the alcohol withdrawal syndrome / G., Plazzi; P., Montagna; Meletti, Stefano; E., Lugaresi. - In: SLEEP MEDICINE. - ISSN 1389-9457. - STAMPA. - 3(2002), pp. 279-282. [10.1016/S1389-9457(02)00014-XDocument Type: Article]
G., Plazzi; P., Montagna; Meletti, Stefano; E., Lugaresi
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