rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder


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rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder

, REM sleep behavior disorder
A behavior characteristic of patients with dementia accompanied by Lewy bodies and with other neurodegenerative diseases in which the patient is physically active while dreaming. Those affected may move their arms and legs, sometimes abruptly or violently, and eat, speak, shout, or void during sleep.
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The pre-motor arm of PPMI will enroll participants who do not have Parkinson's disease but do have one of three potential risk factors for PD: a reduced sense of smell (hyposmia); rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD); or a mutation in the LRRK2 gene (the single greatest genetic contributor to PD known to date).
The condition, called rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, results when a person's muscles fall to relax during sleep.
CHICAGO -- Psychiatrists should rule out rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder when a patient presents with dramatic or violent behavior during sleep, according to a panel of experts who addressed the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.
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