dream enactment

dream enactment

Making purposeful or semipurposeful movements in sleep, such as punching, flailing, or fighting with one's bed partner. It typically occurs during REM sleep and is characteristically found in some dementia patients or sometimes as a side effect of a psychically directed medication.
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R had reported nightmares with dream enactment behaviors, hypervigilance on awakening and during the daytime, irritability, and anxious and depressed mood with neurovegetative symptoms, and was referred to our clinic for medication management.
R also was referred to the sleep laboratory for a polysomnogram (PSG) because of reported loud snoring and witnessed apneas, especially because sleep apnea can cause nightmares and dream enactment behaviors.
R's frequent dream enactment behaviors, such as kicking, thrashing, and punching during sleep, along with increased EMG activity during REM sleep as recorded on the PSG.
The contributors of ten articles plus an able introduction by Stephenson (Jungian analyst and psychodrama practitioner) trace the interaction between the two, including a historical account of theater v therapy, psychodrama in the perspective of analytical psychodrama, Jungian psychodrama, reflections on a Jungian psychodrama group, dream enactment, emerging rituals, using psychodrama in analysis, psychodrama and the resolution of transference and non-transference, active imagination in performance, and encounters with Jung and Moreno on "the road of bricks and moss.