Parkinson's disease sleep scale (PDSS - 2)

The symptoms of Parkinson's can cause particular problems for people during sleep such as insomnia, restlessness, cramps, incontinence and vivid dreams or hallucinations.

Last reviewed
  • Service improvement
  • Symptoms
  • Treatments and medication
Resource type
  • Tools
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Nurse (other)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Social care assessor
  • Complex
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

The Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS-2) allows health and social care professionals and people with Parkinson's to self-rate and quantify the level of sleep disruption being experienced in order to target treatment appropriately.

The PDSS has been translated into many languages and so can be applied across cultures. Translated versions can be accessed through Mapi Research Trust – database subscription fee applies. (Chaudhuri K.R, Trenkwalder, C 2010)