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REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Seek medical care if unusual behaviors, such as violent thrashing and kicking, occur during sleep.

Questions to Ask the Doctor

Consider asking your doctor the following questions:

  • Do I need to consult a neurologist to rule out associated neurological conditions?
  • How important is it to get imaging studies done?

Also consider whether your bedmate needs to be reassured by a professional about your condition. Having the bed partner attend the appointment may be beneficial to discuss the behaviors and other concerns.

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