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A 19-year-old male asked about a male:

Husband develop nightly behavior, past2 months.extreme irritability, anger, restlessness&sore back, punching in his sleep! does not remember in morning.

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
REM SLEEP DISORDER: This is most likely are rem sleep behavior syndrome. Patients move and act out the dreams in their sleep. There is some risk of injury. A sleep specialist can perform a sleep study and diagnosed the condition. This is easily treatable with medications.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Restless leg syndrom: During sleep, symptoms like restlessness, irritability, anger, etc may be seen in restless leg syndrome for one. Sounds like a nightmare or night terror as well. Please have him consult his primary doctor to create a diagnosis. He may need sleep studies or psychotherapy as well.

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