REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in a Child
Video demonstrates REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in a child. RBD in children is narcolepsy unless proven otherwise. Although the electrographic recordings are blurry, the video shows the patient exhibiting dream enactment behavior with loss of muscle tone during REM sleep. Patients with RBD require in-depth review and assessment for CNS hypersomnia, which is also a manifestation of anomalous REM sleep control.
Soňa Nevšímalová, MD, DSc
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. 19(1, Sleep Disorders):67-85, February 2013