Melatonin and REM Behavior Disorder

  title={Melatonin and REM Behavior Disorder},
  author={Chia-Mo Lin and Hsiao-Yean Chiu RNMS and Christian Guilleminault},
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) is commonly associated with neurodegenerative diseases and leads to abnormal and often aggressive behavior during sleep, often causing injury to selfor the bed partner. Clonazepam and melatonin have been considered as treatments of RBD, but the underlying mechanism of action is unknown. Melatonin may restore the presence of physiological REM sleep muscle atonia. A clinical protocol was established to follow patients with RBD with clinical evaluation and… CONTINUE READING


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