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Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder

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.

Why We Don't Act Out Our Dreams

Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Imagine this: You're having a vivid dream of something chasing you. You run and leap across buildings, jumping and spinning. What keeps your body f...

Catherine Pearson

Punching? Kicking At Night? Research Reveals Risk Factors For Rare Sleep Disorder

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Researchers may have identified several factors that put people at risk for a disorder that makes them kick, yell and punch in their sleep. Smokin...