Nocturnal wandering and violence: review of a sleep clinic population.

@article{Guilleminault1998NocturnalWA,
  title={Nocturnal wandering and violence: review of a sleep clinic population.},
  author={Christian Guilleminault and D. Leger and Pierre Philip and Maurice Moyses Ohayon},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={158-63}
}
Sleep consists of two complex states--NREM and REM sleep--and disturbances of the boundaries between the states of sleep and wakefulness may result in violence. We investigated our population for reports of violence associated with sleep. REM behavior disorder is rarely associated with injury to the sufferer or others. NREM sleep related nocturnal wandering associated with self-inflicted injuries has variable etiologies. In the elderly, it is associated with dementia. In young individuals, it… CONTINUE READING

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