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Hagerstown, MD 21742
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Abnormal Sleep Behavior (RBD)

For most people, dreaming is purely a "mental" activity: they occur in the mind while the body is at rest. But people who suffer from Abnormal sleep behaviors like REM behavior disorder (RBD) act out their dreams. They physically move limbs or even get up and engage in activities associated with waking. Some engage in sleep talking, shouting, screaming, hitting or punching. Some even fly out of bed while sleeping! RBD is usually noticed when it causes danger to the sleeping person, their bed partner, or others they encounter. Sometimes ill effects such as injury to self or bed partner sustained while asleep. A comprehensive sleep history, evaluation by a sleep specialist and sometime over night sleep study is requires for the appropriate diagnosis. The good news is that RBD can usually be treated successfully.

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