Treatment of the underlying movement disorder may help, worsen, or interfere with the treatment of the related sleep disorder, reports Neurology Advisor.

Most often, the sleep disorder in the context of a movement disorder will have to be fully assessed diagnostically and treated accordingly, as there is not a single formula or treatment and the nature of sleep disorders [in different movement disorders] can be diverse across patients,” said Zoltan Mari, MD, chair of movement disorders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada.