Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder

Sleep Med Clin. 2021 Jun;16(2):315-321. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2021.02.007. Epub 2021 Apr 15.


Sleep-related rhythmic movements disorder (SRRMD), typically considered a benign pediatric sleep disorder, comprise a group of movement disorders that occur predominantly early in childhood with an average age of onset of 9 months of age. Although it usually resolves spontaneously as the child ages, it can persist into adulthood. In this article, the authors review the identification, diagnosis, and management of SRRMD in children and adults.

Keywords: Body rocking; Head rolling; Headbanging; Sleep related rhythmic movement disorder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Parasomnias / diagnosis*
  • Parasomnias / therapy*