Melatonin effects in a patient with severe REM sleep behavior disorder: case report and theoretical considerations.

@article{Kunz1997MelatoninEI,
  title={Melatonin effects in a patient with severe REM sleep behavior disorder: case report and theoretical considerations.},
  author={Dieter Kunz and Frederik W. Bes},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={211-4}
}
REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is so far a possibly underestimated yet well-described sleep disorder. Its major impact is the vigorous sleep behavior that often results in injuries to the patient himself or to people sleeping nearby. We treated a 64-year-old male with a clinically and polysomnographically confirmed diagnosis of RBD with 3 mg melatonin, which led to a significant reduction of motor activity during sleep, as measured by actigraphy (p < 0.0001 in all analyzed movement… CONTINUE READING

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