Rapid eye movement sleep parasomnias

Neurol Clin. 2005 Nov;23(4):1107-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2005.06.002.


The recognition of RBD has shed additional scientific light on the "bumps in the night"; expanded knowledge of states of being and state dissociation; opened up new areas of research on brain and mind dysfunction during sleep; expanded knowledge of various neurologic disorders, particularly narcolepsy and parkinsonism; and reaffirmed the vital link between basic research and clinical medicine. Moreover, the safe and effective treatment of RBD with clonazepam is especially gratifying.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
  • Arm / innervation
  • Chin / innervation
  • Clonazepam / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dreams
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electromyography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / innervation
  • Polysomnography
  • REM Sleep Parasomnias / diagnosis
  • REM Sleep Parasomnias / drug therapy
  • REM Sleep Parasomnias / physiopathology*


  • Anticonvulsants
  • Clonazepam