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In a person with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), the paralysis that normally occurs during REM sleep is incomplete or absent, allowing the person to "act out" his or her dreams. RBD is characterized by the acting out of dreams that are vivid, intense, and violent. Dream-enacting behaviors include talking, yelling, punching, kicking, sitting, jumping from bed, arm flailing, and grabbing. An acute form may occur during withdrawal from alcohol or sedative-hypnotic drugs.
RBD often precedes the development of these neurodegenerative diseases by several years. In one study, 38% of patients diagnosed with RBD subsequently developed Parkinson disease within an average time of 12-13 years from the onset of RBD symptoms. The prevalence of RBD is increased in persons with Parkinson disease and in multisystem atrophy where it is observed in 69% of these patients. The relationship between RBD and Parkinson disease is complex; however, not all persons with RBD develop Parkinson disease.
Originally posted by TheComte
A possible explanation:
REM Behaviour Sleep Disorder
Originally posted by Dan Tanna
The pic over culloden woods that i think may have started all of this.
Originally posted by Charlieslies88
It seems pretty obvious to me that something happened here. I don't think a member who has been a part of ATS for this long would just come up with a story out of the blue and decide to throw it out there.
As I stated in the begining of my post, I found the recounting of this story hard to believe in its entirety.
I am sure there are millions of other questions that could be raised by someone looking at the situation objectively rather than pointing a finger and screaming hoax.
As it was stated multiple times throughout the thread, the way most of the finger pointers conducted themselves was only slighty more mautre than 3rd graders on the playground.
This type of behavior can only serve to stifle future members, and posts, as well as possibly causing important information to be missed, and objective questions from being asked on the current thread.
I hope this has not left you with a bad taste
Originally posted by violet
reply to post by 20 Eyes
....The point I was trying to make, and am done with making, is it appears his wife and child are fictitious. I apologize if my posts are out of line towards anyone (who endure any such experiences) and that includes Dan, but I can't apologize for my opinions.