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Posted by David on May 31, 2000 at 20:51:02:

In Reply to: Re: REM Behavior Disorder, looking for HELP !!! posted by Cathy on April 27, 2000 at 08:34:25:

My grandmother is 65 years old and has recently been experiencing involuntary muscle movements while falling asleep. Generally, these muscle movements occur during the first 10 to 15 minutes of her sleep and afterwards gradually seize. she does not experience sudden jerks or twitches, but rather complex movement of her arms and hands, as if she were folding a piece of paper or using a typewriter for example. These involuntary muscle movements are usually accompanied by a respective dream or hallucination (that she is typing a letter to a friend for example). When awakened in the middle of this, she can usually tell that she was moving and can recall what she was dreaming. I was wondering if this could be in someway related to REM Behavior Disorder or if anyone who has experienced something similar to this could provide me with information regarding it's probable causes. Thanks.

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