The association between narcolepsy and REM behavior disorder (RBD).

  title={The association between narcolepsy and REM behavior disorder (RBD).},
  author={Simon Nightingale and Jane Orgill and Irshad O Ebrahim and Simone de Lacy and Sangeeta B Agrawal and Adrian John Williams},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  volume={6 3},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) is a movement disorder associated with loss of REM-related muscle atonia and is characterized by complex, vigorous and frequently violent dream-enacting behavior during REM sleep. RBD is usually idiopathic or secondary to neurological problems such as Parkinson's disease. This study looked at the association of RBD with another sleep disorder, narcolepsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-eight questionnaires were sent… CONTINUE READING
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