Increased risk of a rare sleep disorder in veterans
Veterans with PTSD have higher risk of a rare sleep disorder - short science news and articles

It has been seen that military veterans with PTSD or head concussions are at a higher risk of suffering from a thrashing form of sleep disorder, which is higher than the general population.

Normally, during REM sleep muscles of an individual are paralysed. However, people suffering from REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD), have this mechanism impaired resulting in them acting out their dreams during REM sleep which could injure their partners or themselves.

RBD might also provide early signs of development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.

Read the full story: Oregon Health & Science University
Scientific publication: Sleep