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My husband has REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)

Sleep Health | Last Active: Dec 13, 2020 | Replies (18)

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The way it was explained to us was: In normal REM sleep, a person's muscles are paralyzed, so they don't act out their dreams. In REM sleep disorder, even if it doesn't appear outwardly that they are dreaming, if their muscles are twitching, they shouldn't be. Your husband probably had some electrodes attached to muscles to determine if the muscles were paralyzed or not.

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@pamela51 Welcome back to Mayo Clinic Connect.

May I ask if there was any treatment offered for REM sleep disorder?

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