About REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder, also known as rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, is related to machado-joseph disease and dementia, lewy body. An important gene associated with Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder is SNCA (Synuclein Alpha), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Circadian Clock and Neuroscience. The drugs Sodium oxybate and Iodine have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include eye, brain and subthalamic nucleus, and related phenotypes are nervous system and homeostasis/metabolism

Major Symptoms of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

The main symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder (REM sleep behavior disorder) include:

1. Night terrors: sudden, unprovoked panic attacks during REM sleep, sometimes accompanied by generalized tonic-clonic.

2. Teeth bruxing: Teeth bruxing that frequently occurs during REM sleep or discomfort caused by acid reflux irritating the gums.

3. Bedwetting: Bedwetting occurs frequently during REM sleep at night.

4. Waking up in the morning: waking up suddenly after the REM sleep period and being unable to fall back to sleep.

5. Waking up at night: waking up suddenly during non-REM sleep and being unable to fall asleep again.

6. Daytime fatigue: Even though you have slept for 8 hours, you still feel tired during the day.

7. Inattention: manifested by inability to concentrate on tasks such as work, study, and driving.

8. Mood swings: Changes in sleep quality may lead to mood swings, including irritability, anxiety, depression, etc.

Suitable Lifestyle for People with REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Suitable lifestyle options for people with REM sleep behavior disorder include the following:

1. Regular work and rest time: Try to go to bed and get up at a fixed time to help the body establish a healthy biological clock.

2. Relaxing environment before going to bed: Try to avoid stimulating activities such as watching TV and computers before going to bed, and create a quiet, comfortable and relaxing environment.

3. Relaxing activities before bed: Carry out activities that help relax you, such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing, etc. , to relieve stress and anxiety.

4. Avoid consuming irritating foods: Avoid consuming irritating foods such as coffee, tea, chocolate, as well as spicy and greasy foods before going to bed.

5. Appropriate exercise: Appropriate exercise can help the body relax and relieve fatigue, but strenuous exercise before bed should be avoided.

6. Maintain good sleep habits: Try to avoid activities unrelated to sleep in bed, such as looking at mobile phones, playing games, etc. , and using electronic devices.

7. Seek professional help: If the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder are severe or persistent, it is recommended to seek medical treatment in time and consult a professional doctor.

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