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REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: Are You (Literally) Fighting Dragons In Your Sleep? (Video)

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Have you been told that you behave strangely when you sleep? Do you kick, punch, yell out or even jump out of bed?

Are you acting out your dreams?

For the majority of people dreaming is a completely internal experience, but in those with a sleep disorder called REM sleep behavior disorder dreaming becomes physical experience.

What Is REM Sleep Behavior Disorder?

REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a condition that causes people to act out their dreams. You may move your limbs, talk or shout, and even jump out of bed. When awakened, a person with RBD is usually able to remember the dream they were having in vivid detail and their movements during the night match its content.

Since all the action happens while you’re fast asleep, someone with RBD may not be aware of their condition until they’re either informed by a witness or suffer an injury.

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NestMaven.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 2, 2017

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Alisa is an avid yogi, health enthusiast and lover of life and especially enjoys a good nights sleep. As a sufferer of insomnia she is passionate about spreading the science of healthy and restful sleep but also enjoys reading a good book, cooking a healthy meal or spending time with her dog Lashka.