Circadian Change in Blink Reflex Recovery in Restless Legs Syndrome

Uzun N., Gunudz A., Karadeniz D., Kiziltan M. E.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.53, no.3, pp.263-266, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is associated with dysfunction of the dopaminergic systems in the pathways that specifically link the sensory input and motor output. Keeping in mind that clinical symptomatology in RLS and cerebrospinal fluid dopamine concentrations in healthy individuals show changes throughout the day, we hypothesized that excitability of the related pathways increases during the night in RLS, and in the present study, we aimed to analyze our hypothesis by the assessment of blink reflex (BR) recovery.