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Parasomnias

When Dreams Turn Violent

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is a fascinating experiment in nature. Individuals can act out their dreams -- occasionally with potentially violent or injurious consequences. Many patients adopt self-protective measures such as tethering themselves to the bed, using sleeping bags or pillow barricades or sleeping on a mattress in an empty room.

When Sleepwalking Turns Dangerous

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There is now good evidence that parts of the brain may be awake while other parts are asleep. Sleepwalking is a premiere example: The portion of the brain capable of generating complex behaviors is awake while those portions which normally monitor our activity and lay down memory of our behaviors are asleep.