Sleep disordered breathing during REM sleep in Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

Acta Neurol Scand. 2000 Dec;102(6):395-7. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0404.2000.102006395.x.


Objectives: To examine the sleep-disordered breathing in patients with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome (FSS).

Material and methods: One night polysomnography was performed for 2 teenage FSS patients.

Results: They showed frequent obstructive sleep apnea exclusively during rapid-eye-movement sleep.

Conclusion: FSS is a risk factor for the occurrence of sleep disordered breathing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology*
  • Adult
  • Face / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / etiology*
  • Sleep, REM
  • Syndrome