Posts Tagged "REM sleep"

Sleep Disorder May Signal Neuro Conditions to Come

Posted on Aug 31, 2010 in Chronic Disease

by Todd Neale REM sleep behavior disorder — in which dreams are accompanied by excessive movement — may be a sign of neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease that manifest several decades later, a case series showed. Among 27 patients with Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, or dementia with Lewy bodies, the median time between the onset of REM sleep behavior disorder and symptom onset of the neurodegenerative condition was 25 years, according to Bradley Boeve, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues. In one case, the time...

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