For REM behavior disorder
, medical marijuana was found to be beneficial in four patients with Parkinson disease (J Clin Pharm Ther.
The REM Behavior Disorder
Screening Questionnaire (RBDSQ) was made in German and English according to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders-II. The RBDSQ is comprised of 10 items with 13 questions (yes/no) which involves the following aspects: frequency, dreaming content, nocturnal movements, injuries to self or bed partner, motor behaviors, nocturnal awakening, sleep disruption, and the presence of a neurological disease.
Medical conditions that affect sleep include: restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, REM behavior disorder
, pain-related illnesses, lung conditions, heart disease, prostate problems and more.
Schenck, "REM behavior disorder
(RBD) : delayed emergence of parkinsonism and/or dementia in 65% of older men initially diagnosed with idiopathic RBD, and an analysis of the minimum & maximum tonic and/or phasic electromyographic abnormalities found during REM sleep," Sleep, vol.
He also said it's not a REM behavior disorder
. REM behavior disorders
, he said, are typically found in patients in their 60's who also have a neurodegenerative disorder such as Parkinson's.
Moreover, the first manifestation of Parkinson's disease may be REM behavior disorder
. The most common drugs in this category used for sleep, specifically movement disorders, include Sinemet (levodopa/carbidopa), dopamine agonists such as Requip (ropinirole), and Mirapex (pramipexole) both FDA approved for restless legs in recent years.
Patients with REM behavior disorder
act out their dreams while sleeping; treatment often is clonazepam.
Washington, June 10 ( ANI ): The sleep disorder in particular, called REM behavior disorder
, could be a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson's and dementia, scientists have claimed.
Other patients suffer from REM behavior disorder
, in which they physically act out their dreams.
Diagnostic criteria for REM Behavior Disorder
(ICSD-2: ICD-9 code: 327.42) (1)
Melatonin therapy for REM behavior disorder
: Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2001; 55 : 267-9.
The first volume, containing 11 chapters, deals with neurophysiological research into REM (rapid eye movement) stage dreams and non-REM dreams and includes chapters surveying the history of neurophysiological research into dreams, cellular and molecular models, drug effects, neuroimaging, dream characteristics and the frontal lobe, the interaction of dream content with REM Behavior Disorder
, physiologies and dream characteristics of REM and non-REM sleep states, and changes in dream recall and content associated with neurological disorders.