REM Sleep Disorder Demystified

August 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Sleep Disorder Info

Tiredness can cause REM sleep disorder. What’s more, in case a person is able to sleep soundly and also gets enough sleep it means that they will be in a better position to enjoy better health. It is well known that the more sleep a person gets the better is the chances of enjoying good health and so whenever adequate sleep is robbed off a person it results in different ailments including chronic forms of tiredness and poor functioning of the immune system as too development of neurological related disorders.

A Complicated Matter

The simple truth is that sleep is not such a straightforward act and it is in fact a lot more complicated than you and I can even realize. When a person sleeps it leads to giving the brain sufficient time to rest and also perform a few necessary tasks. The more common forms of sleep include REM as well as NREM with the latter being sub-divided into four distinct stages.

REM sleep disorder occurs when a person cannot enjoy normal REM or Rapid Eye Movement. In fact, whenever a person during their sleep develops an increase of blood pressure as well as quickened eye movement that along with irregular breathing and loss of muscle tone (or, paralysis) will cause them to suffer from REM sleep disorder.

REM sleep disorder makes the sufferer wake up in a tired state of mind and they will also experience low energy levels and concentration too becomes poor while finishing daily routine tasks too become harder to achieve. What’s more, REM sleep disorder leads to disruption in relationships between the sufferer and their family members as well as friends.

REM sleep disorder also included certain severe instances of neurodegenerative disease including the dreaded Parkinson’s disease. Typically, symptoms of a REM sleep disorder include behaving as if you are still in a dreamlike state and in certain instances leads to violent behavior with possibility of also acting in a manner that results in causing harm to the self as well as to the bed partner.

All this means that persons suffering from a REM sleep disorder must be treated at the earliest. Fortunately, there are enough known remedies available that help to control the condition that is also referred to as REM sleep behavior disorder. Of course, these remedies need to be continued virtually indefinitely so that chances of relapse are minimized.

The key to success with treating REM sleep disorder lies in early diagnosis as well as suitable and timely treatment without which chances of the condition turning chronic will increase leading to further discomforts and hardships.

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