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What is the difference between REM sleep behavior disorder and normal sleep?

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People with REM sleep behavior disorder don't have the paralysis that normally happens during REM sleep. It’s characterized by the acting out of dreams that are vivid, intense, and violent. Behaviors include:

  • Talking
  • Yelling
  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Sitting
  • Jumping from bed
  • Arm flailing
  • Grabbing

From: REM Sleep Behavior Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on October 24, 2019
Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on October 24, 2019

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