REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep is usually associated with dreaming. REM sleep behavior disorder is a sleep disorder in which allowing the person to “act out” their dreams.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • CAUSES OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • DIAGNOSIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • TREATMENTS FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • PROGNOSIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • COMPLICATIONS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
  • YOGA FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Movements like jumping from bed, kicking, grabbing, arm-flailing
  • Produce noises like laughing, talking

CAUSES OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Certain medications
  • Substance abuse
  • Ageing
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Antidepressant medications
  • Brain tumour

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

In REM sleep behavior disorder, loss of normal skeletal muscle atonia (as in the case of REM sleep) occurs, produce prominent motor activity accompanying by dreaming.  

DIAGNOSIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Proper History taking
  • Neurological examination
  • A nocturnal sleep study (polysomnogram)
  • Laboratory tests to find out underlying pathology

TREATMENTS FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Antidepressants
  • Drugs that suppress muscle activity and relax the body during sleep

PROGNOSIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Proper diagnosis and treatment of underlying condition help to manage the symptoms related to REM sleep behavior disorder. 

COMPLICATIONS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER      

  • Social isolation
  • Irritates the sleeping partner

REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda REM sleep behaviour disorder can be managed based on the ‘vata prakopa’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Excessive vitiation of doshas especially vata dosha

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Produce noises and movements during sleeping

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

The vitiated doshas especially vata travels to manas through the srota-which may be viewed as a functional circulatory or nervous system, leads to abnormal movements during sleeping.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Abnormal movements and noises produce during sleep (nidra)

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper Ayurvedic treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Shirodhara
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body
  • Samvahana

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

Internal administration

  • Brahmighrita
  • Saraswataghrita
  • Kalyanakaghrita
  • Aswagandharista
  • Saraswartarishta
  • Brahmivati
  • Manasamitra vataka

HOME REMEDIES FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption in the hours before bed
  • Injury prevention techniques

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible nutritious food items, cow’s milk, and ghee.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise

YOGA FOR REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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