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REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (cont.)

REM Sleep Disorder Symptoms

The main symptom of REM sleep behavior disorder is dream-enacting behaviors, sometimes violent, causing self-injury or injury to the bed partner.

The dream-enacting behaviors are usually nondirected and may include punching, kicking, leaping, or jumping from bed while still asleep.

The person may be awakened or may wake spontaneously during the attack andvividly recall the dream that corresponds to the physical activity.

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