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What are REM problems?
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In brief: Sleep disorder
Rem sleep disorder may precede parkinson's disease or dementia with lewy bodies over 5-10 yrs.
With normal rem sleep, muscle tone decreases and pts lay still, dreaming with eyes moving about. The rem disorder is associated with wild thrashing and kicking which may injure a sleep partner.

In brief: Sleep disorder
Rem sleep disorder may precede parkinson's disease or dementia with lewy bodies over 5-10 yrs.
With normal rem sleep, muscle tone decreases and pts lay still, dreaming with eyes moving about. The rem disorder is associated with wild thrashing and kicking which may injure a sleep partner.
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