During rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the time during which we have dreams, most people are unable to move their bodies. This paralysis (called atonia) is completely normal. In REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, however, patients experience just the opposite by physically acting out their dreams, typically through violent movements and loud sounds.
The disorder can be hazardous to the patient and their sleeping partner, and can even worsen over time.
Our sleep specialists are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. Contact us if you suspect that you or your partner may be suffering from this disorder.
Our experienced sleep specialists are expertly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. Contact us for an evaluation. Schedule an appointment with our sleep specialists today!
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder is characterized by physically acting out dreams through sleep talking, vocal sounds, and sudden arm and leg movements. This disorder can be dangerous due to the risk of injury to yourself and/or your sleeping partner.
Symptoms of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder include:
This disorder is typically managed through physical safeguards and medication.