I cannot even EXPLAIN the toll these sleep problems are taking on my life right now’
Here is some random effects of my ataxia ad well as some of my sleep problems.,.
Ataxia symptoms vary by person and type of Ataxia. Rate of progression varies as well. Symptoms may worsen slowly, over decades – or quickly, over mere months. Common symptoms of Ataxia are:
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Trouble eating and swallowing
- Deterioration of fine motor skills
- Difficulty walking
- Gait abnormalities
- Eye movement abnormalities
- Heart problems
Individuals with Ataxia often require the use of wheelchairs, walkers, and/or scooters to aid in their mobility.
“.,,the main sleep disorders related to cerebellar ataxias focusing on REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), restless legs syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movement in sleep (PLMS), excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), insomnia and sleep apnea.”