Font Size
A
A
A
...
7
...

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (cont.)

REM Sleep Disorder Treatment

Self-Care at Home

Because persons with REM sleep behavior disorder have a risk of injuring themselves and their sleep partners, safety of the sleeping environment is very important.

  • Remove potentially dangerous objects from the bedroom.

  • Clear the floor of furniture and objects that could injure
  • the person ifhe or shefell from bed.

  • Place the mattress on the floor, or place a cushion around the bed.
  • Have the person sleep in a bedroom on the ground floor if possible, especially for people who leave the bed during an episode.

  • The bedmate should sleep in another bed until the symptoms resolve.

  • A bed with padded bedrails can be considered.
Medical Author:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:

Must Read Articles Related to REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Disorders That Disrupt Sleep (Parasomnias)
Disorders That Disrupt Sleep (Parasomnias) Parasomnias are disruptive sleep-related disorders. They are characterized by undesirable physical or verbal behaviors or experiences. Parasomnias occur in asso...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about REM Sleep Behavior Disorder:

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder - Causes

What caused your REM sleep behavior disorder?

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder - Treatment

What was the treatment for your REM sleep behavior disorder?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder »

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a newly described disorder, recognized as a distinct clinical entity following a series of reports in 1986 of adults with RBD.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary