Rapid eye movement behavior disorder (RBD) is a condition where a person enacts violent dreams with physical movements and sounds during REM stage sleep.
Its causes are not known.
Symptoms occur while the person is asleep and include:
- Twitching or moving limbs
- Talking or shouting
- Injuring self or the bed partner
- Walking out of bed
This condition is chronic but treatable in most cases. Treatment includes:
- Medication called clonazepam
Since the cause is not known, there is no prevention for this condition.