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Doctors don't know the exact cause of REM sleep behavior disorder. It may happen with degenerative neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multisystem atrophy, diffuse Lewy body dementia, and Shy-Drager syndrome. It's also associated with alcohol or sedative-hypnotic withdrawal or antidepressant use.

From: REM Sleep Behavior Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 14, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 10/14/2017

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 14, 2017
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