Idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in the Aged
As showing in Table 1, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD), is characterized by the intermittent loss of electromyogram (EMG) atonia and by the appearance of the elaborate motor activity associated with dream. Therefore, it is considered that diagnosing typical RBD patients according to these minimal criteria is not difficult, but that polysomnographic (PSG) examination is required to differentiate accurately between this and other sleep disorders.
KeywordsInhibitory Index Phasic Muscle Activity Oneiric Behavior
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