Wednesday, July 18, 2012
REM sleep behavior disorder risk factors
This blogpost from the Huffpo discusses research findings about REM sleep behavioral disorder (RBD). RBD is a form of sleepwalking where patients act out the content of the dreams they have at night - see my prior post about it. We don't know why RBD occurs, but it is most common in older men and is often associated with Parkinson's Disease. This study showed that people who smoke, have a head injury, or exposed to pesticides are at increased risk of developing RBD.