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Sleep Med Clin. 2015 Sep;10(3):393-401, xvi. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2015.05.010. Epub 2015 Jun 23.

Hypnic Jerks: A Scoping Literature Review.

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1
Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, 650 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA. Electronic address: ncuellar@ua.edu.
2
Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, 650 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA.

Abstract

A scoping review is an approach to identify or map the extent of key concepts and main sources and types of evidence available on a topic. Hypnic jerks are considered a parasomnia categorized as a sleep-wake transition disorder. Although hypnic jerks are considered a benign sleep/movement disorder, some of the latest research indicates that they may be a clinical characteristic for other sleep disorders that affect health care outcomes. This article conducts a scoping review of the literature to determine the extent, range, and nature of the research activity related to hypnic jerks and identifies research gaps in the existing literature.

KEYWORDS:

Parasomnia; Polysomnography; Scoping framework; Sleep start

PMID:
26329450
DOI:
10.1016/j.jsmc.2015.05.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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