Brain Neurorehabil.  2016 Mar;9(1):20-24. 10.12786/bn.2016.9.1.20.

Management of Frequent Sleep Problem after Stroke

  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Korea.


Sleep related breathing disorders comprises disorders related abnormal pattern and status of the gas exchange during sleep. It has been reported that abnormal sleep pattern could results in an autonomic dysfunction during sleep and ends up to increase possibility to induce stroke and cardiovascular disease associated with atherosclerosis. Stroke is a disorder, which could cause death and critical disability in the adulthood. Sleep related breathing disorders and stroke has causal relationship in each other, which could influence on recovery to each other. Systematic evaluation and management for sleep disorder after stroke might have clinical importance. This review will comprise of topics about sleep related disorders in stroke patients including epidemiology, relationship between stroke and sleep disorder, diagnosis, and management of frequent sleep disorder.


sleep wake disorder; sleep apnea syndrome; stroke; rehabilitation; therapy
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