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Rapid Eye Movement Behavior Disorder (RBD)

 

Rapid eye movement behavior disorder (RBD) is a condition where a person enacts violent dreams with physical movements and sounds during REM stage sleep.

Causes
Its causes are not known.

Symptoms
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

Treatment
This condition is chronic but treatable in most cases. Treatment includes:

  • Medication called clonazepam

Prevention
Since the cause is not known, there is no prevention for this condition.