Rest and Sleep

Parkinson’s creates many challenges to getting a good night’s sleep, both for the person with PD and the caregiver, but getting enough rest is an important part of overall health and quality of life. The videos on this page will share practical ways to make bed time easier as well as tips for creating a restful environment.

Part 1 provides tips to help you and the person with Parkinson’s sleep better. It also describes the ideal bed for someone with Parkinson’s. Part 2 offers guidance on how to help the person with Parkinson’s get into and out of bed. It also provides helpful hints for reducing nighttime trips to the bathroom and creating a comfortable sleep environment.

The information here offers suggestions and helpful hints, but is not designed to answer all questions. Each person with Parkinson’s is unique, so the suggestions may need to be modified for your particular situation. You are strongly recommended to seek and build a team of professionals in your local area to help you on your caregiving journey. If you have questions or need a referral to a local provider, call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).

Tip sheets to download
Books
Resources on the web
Videos
Groups that can help