Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Sleep Issues & Parkinson’s Disease
In this session of Dr. Gilbert Hosts, special guest Dr. Maria Ospina joined us to discuss the common sleep issues for people with PD and steps you can take to improve your sleep and quality of life.
Many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience difficulties with their sleep. Insomnia, restless leg syndrome, frequent nighttime awakenings, excessive daytime sleepiness, and many others, are all common complaints for people with PD and these challenging problems can affect your quality of life.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: DR. MARIA OSPINA
Dr. Ospina is a movement disorders neurologist in private practice in Arizona. During her medical career, Dr. Ospina has been active in medical research, participating in several NIH and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. She has served as an investigator in the Parkinson Study Group as well as an invited speaker on a variety of topics related to movement disorders. She is trained in both the administration of botulinum toxin for dystonia, and the use of Deep Brain Stimulation. She believes in utilizing complementary modalities in Parkinson care and is an advocate for exercise to improve gait, flexibility, and mood.