Research

Researchers at Mayo Clinic actively study the causes, diagnosis and treatment of REM sleep behavior disorder and other sleep disorders, such as:

  • How other neurological diseases, including dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease, are related to REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Possible causes, diagnosis and treatment options for REM sleep behavior disorder, including participation in the International Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder Study Group
  • Neuroimaging, neurocognitive, motor and other tests that may provide insight into the risk of evolving symptoms of a neurodegenerative disorder
  • Clinical trials for sleep disorders treatments

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on sleep disorders on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

June 20, 2017
References
  1. Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5. 5th ed. Arlington, Va.: American Psychiatric Association; 2013. http://www.psychiatryonline.org. Accessed March 24, 2017.
  2. Sateia M. REM sleep behavior disorder. In: International Classification of Sleep Disorders. 3rd ed. Darien, Ill.: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; 2014. http://www.aasmnet.org/EBooks/ICSD3. Accessed March 24, 2017.
  3. AskMayoExpert. REM sleep behavior disorder. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2016.
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  5. Aurora RN, et al. Best practice guide for the treatment of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2010;6:85.
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  7. McGrane IR, et al. Melatonin therapy for REM sleep behavior disorder: A critical review of evidence. Sleep Medicine. 2015;16:19.
  8. Sleep: A dynamic activity. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brain_basics/understanding_sleep.htm. Accessed March 24, 2017.
  9. In-lab sleep study. American Academy of Sleep Medicine. http://www.sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/in-lab-sleep-study. Accessed March 24, 2017.
  10. Postuma RB, et al. Neurodegeneration in REM sleep behavior disorder: Stratification keeps improving. Neurology. In press. Accessed March 24, 2017.
  11. Olson EJ (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. April 10, 2017.