Sleep Study to diagnose REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Posted by linderskilde1993 @linderskilde1993, Dec 22, 2020

I recently got checked for RBD…i DONT have it. But The sleep test showed very, very little Eye movement, also during REM…its that something to concern me or??

@linderskilde1993 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You recently had a sleep study for REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and there was no evidence for this disorder.

During the sleep study it showed you have very little eye movement during the REM sleep phase and you are wondering if you should be concerned.

You are looking to connect with members like you. Members like @pamela51 @terrysue (@lorena1egas are discussing REM sleep disorders.

Below I have linked a recent discussion on this topic that you may find interesting. You may want to scroll through the comments and read previous suggestions.
– My husband has REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/rem-behavior-disorder-rbd/

May I ask what your provider said regarding the, "little eye movement?"

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I got a sleep study looking for RBD. It was a no, but i only had 16 minutes of REM sleep that Night…is that really enough? Im scared right now

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@linderskilde1993 You had a sleep study done and RBD was ruled out. The sleep study showed that you only had16 minutes of REM sleep. You are wondering is this is enough REM sleep.

You will notice that I added your question to a previous question you posted in the past. I did this so you could connect with members like @tim1028 @pamela51 @lydiaburger @0616in @danab @terrysue a central location.

May I ask if you have had an appointment with your provider to go over the sleep test results?

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@erikas

@linderskilde1993 You had a sleep study done and RBD was ruled out. The sleep study showed that you only had16 minutes of REM sleep. You are wondering is this is enough REM sleep.

You will notice that I added your question to a previous question you posted in the past. I did this so you could connect with members like @tim1028 @pamela51 @lydiaburger @0616in @danab @terrysue a central location.

May I ask if you have had an appointment with your provider to go over the sleep test results?

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Yiir, she just told me “ no RBD” but at that time i do not Saw The test my self. I first got i Yesterday and Saw 15 minutes of Rem sleep…

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@linderskilde1993

Yiir, she just told me “ no RBD” but at that time i do not Saw The test my self. I first got i Yesterday and Saw 15 minutes of Rem sleep…

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@linderskilde1993 Below I have linked a previous discussion related to REM/RBD. You may want to scroll through the previous posts for information, suggestions, and to connect with members like you.

– My husband has REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/rem-behavior-disorder-rbd/

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@linderskilde1993 Hi and welcome, I have had 3 sleep studies and had one just recently in October 2020 so I'm not sure what average is. I have sleep apena and due to being in CPAP therapy my insurance wanted an updated study. So based on that I had 3 periods of REM sleep over a 6 hour sleep period for a total of 75 min. I was interrupted a few times with apena's and that's probably why mine are divided up. Plus it was divided between with CPAP and non CPAP so it was not a completely normal night but I do know that depending on how well you can sleep with all the stuff on may be a factor also. So my avg was about 25% of the night in REM but most of my night was in N2. Hope that may.shed some Light on yours. My tech also noted I was restless.
Have a Blessed Day
Dana

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To me, it sounds like not enough REM, so you are sleepy during the day. For my husband, there were over a hundred "interruptions" and that is what the cpap helped correct. The interruptions wake you to breathe, and that causes less time in REM.

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@linderskilde1993

Yiir, she just told me “ no RBD” but at that time i do not Saw The test my self. I first got i Yesterday and Saw 15 minutes of Rem sleep…

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My husband's sleep study results mentioned the number of interruptions in REM sleep and it was in the hundreds. CPAP helps him. Parasomnia has other possible symptoms and you might ask about that. Avoid benzodiasapines/clonazepam as there are other, better tolerated, remedies out there. For me, the more insomnia, the more anxiety about being able to get to sleep. THC/CBD has helped, as have basic yoga stretches before sleep. I take a percoset at night and that seems to help, but still searching for answers. I typically wake up an hour into nighttime sleep and am wide awake.

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