Sleep Disorders in Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Satish Bokka
  • Raghav GovindarajanEmail author
  • Nakul Katyal


The relationship between sleep apnea and peripheral neuropathy is complex. Neuropathy can cause or worsen sleep apnea while sleep apnea can be an independent risk factor for neuropathy. Both central and peripheral mechanisms operate in neuropathic conditions and can result in both central and obstructive sleep apnea syndromes. Along with sleep apnea, neuropathies can also be associated with hypoventilation, restless legs syndrome, and insomnia. In this chapter, we attempt to go over the sleep issues seen in common neuropathies.


RLS Neuropathy Sleep apnea CMT Neuropathic pain Periodic limb movements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satish Bokka
    • 1
  • Raghav Govindarajan
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nakul Katyal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Louisville School of MedicineLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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