Are You One Of The Affected?
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder- Are you at risk?
FOR YOUR INFORMATION-
Do You Display Any of the Symptoms?
- 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?
- men over 50 years of age
- patients with narcolepsy (REM sleep behavior disorder is present in 30%)
How many people are affected?
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder affects 0.38-0.5% of the general population.
How fast can one obtain this disorder?
Development may be gradual or rapid, depending on the case.
When is it more likely that a person with this disorder will have an episode?
It is likely that these episodes will occur more than 90 minutes after sleep onset. It is uncommon for episodes to occur during daytime naps.
How many people are affected?
CAN I TREAT IT?
Can REM Sleep Behavior Disorder be treated with drugs?
Will treatments affect my behavior?
It is encouraged for one to also keep a safer environment around themselves while sleeping, as not to harm oneself or others.
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