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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 Neil Lava on October 14, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 10/14/2017

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 14, 2017
Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 14, 2017

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