Are You One Of The Affected?

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder- Are you at risk?

FOR YOUR INFORMATION-

The information on this flyer does not serve as a diagnostic tool. If you believe that you or someone you know is affected by REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, please contact your doctor.

Do You Display Any of the Symptoms?

These may include, and aren't limited to:

  • repeated episodes of arousal during sleep
  • complex motor behaviors
  • distress of impairment in social, occupations, or other areas of functioning
  • dream-enacting behaviors during sleep
  • ability to recall dream mentation
  • excessive physical movements while dreaming, which may include thrashing, flailing, punching, kicking, falling, or leaping from bed
  • daytime sleepiness
  • dreams are more vivid and action-packed

What Can Cause It?

  • Certain drugs, including antidepressants and high doses of caffeine
  • REM sleep disorder may be first manifestation of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, or multiple system atrophy.

Are You At Risk?

People who are most at risk for REM sleep disorder include:

  • men over 50 years of age
  • patients with narcolepsy (REM sleep behavior disorder is present in 30%)

CAN I TREAT IT?

Can REM Sleep Behavior Disorder be treated with drugs?

For mild to severe symptoms, patients are given Klonopin, which is recorded as effective.

Will treatments affect my behavior?

Side effects of sleep behavior disorder include sedation, dizziness, weakness, unsteadiness, depression, loss of orientation, headaches, and sleep disturbances.


It is encouraged for one to also keep a safer environment around themselves while sleeping, as not to harm oneself or others.

Want More?

For more information about this disorder, please check this website out: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder

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