Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder

1218 WordsMay 24, 20165 Pages
Only 0.5 percent of the whole world suffers from Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder (“REM Behavior Disorder and Sleep”). Even though only a small percent of people have it, it is a serious condition. Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder is vividly acting out dreams, and can be a serious and dangerous disorder. Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder is a series of events that happen while sleeping that are unwanted (“REM Sleep Behavior Disorder-Overview & Facts”). People who have this disorder do not have the proper chemical that is supposed to paralyze your muscles (“What is REM Sleep Disorder?”). Also the nerve pathways do not function properly either. The nerve pathways keep muscles from moving. When people have this disorder they verbally and physically act out their dreams (“Diseases and Conditions”). Mark Mahowald and Carlos Schneck first discovered Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder in 1985 (“REM Behavior Disorder and Sleep”). People with this disorder can injure themselves or the people they sleep with while asleep (“Diseases and Conditions”). But when taking a nap, these people can sleep with others because they do not dream while taking naps (“REM Sleep Behavior Disorder-Overview & Facts”). They cannot dream until an hour and a half or so into their sleep (“What is REM Sleep Disorder?”). Sleepwalking is different than Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder. While sleepwalking you can eat, drink, or use the bathroom (“What is REM
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