REM sleep parasomnias

C. H. Schenck, M. W. Mahowald

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This article focuses primarily on REM sleep behavior disorder, a recently identified syndrome with a corresponding animal model. Diagnostic methods and criteria, treatment, and the world literature are reviewed, and the experience of the authors' institution The Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center (Minneapolis, MN)-is summarized. Other REM parasomnias, including nightmares, REM sleep related sinus arrest, and sleep-related painful erections, are discussed briefly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-720
Number of pages24
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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This work was supported in part by a grant from Hennepin Faculty Associates.


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