Read this to save your brain because you only have one brain and it is the essence of your existence. Lose it and become a zombie.
Some sleepers may dream of violent physical movements in a dream. This can be accompanied by actual physical movements that replicate or resemble the dream imagery. One of the pillar beliefs in psychological study of dream work says that dreams continue themes in waking life. Using this theory, we may be guessing that since this sleeper displays violent actions in dreams, they must be equally violent in waking life activities. However, this assumption is false. There are sleepers who experience and act out vigorous movements in dreams, but lead rather quiet, calm and sedentary waking lives. Why? Due to the involuntary degeneration of nerves, the sleep pattern and behavior are disrupted. In other words, when the first rule of law is broken, it means something serious is cooking.
Sleepers who act out physical movements in dreams are categorized as having Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder. This is caused by nerves and is a sign of oncoming degenerative nerve disorders like Parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy and Lewy body dementia. People with REM are known to later develop visible symptoms of the nerve disorders.
There is no clear pattern of how REM sleep behavior disorder shows up in a sleeper. The person may have violent movement dreams a few times each night, or experience them once in a a few months, or even once every night.
Teens, young adults and middle aged adults are known to exhibit REM sleep behavior disorder. It is important to seek medical consultation and treatment. Many people are unaware of the implications of sleep disorder and often ignore the manifestations for years. This delays intervention treatment for underlying nerve disorders. If you display signs of acting out violent movements in dreams, it is time to seek medical consultation. Save your brain!
The doctors usually prescribe melatonin or clonazepam. The first is used to deal with extreme tiredness like jet lag (even when the person has not taken a flight recently). The latter drug manages anxiety, which is displayed in disturbing dream imagery. Seizures which are caused by nerve activities, can be managed by clonazepam. Melatonin and clonazepam are not miracle drugs that will prevent all violent movements in sleep. These will reduce the intensity and frequency of violent movements in sleep.
People with REM sleep disorder can take cautionary measures to protect themselves from harm during sleep. They can opt to install a bed rail on one or two sides of the bed to prevent themselves falling out of bed. Fragile and breakable objects should not be placed on the bedside table. Neither should bulky and movable standing lamp or fan be placed next to the bed.
People with REM sleep disorder stand the high risk of developing a nerve disorder. In other words, if they show a sleep disorder, it is 90% likely they will show a nerve disorder one day down the road.
Very young children below ten years old, may be able to rebuild their brains if they receive help to circumnavigate the injured area and use another part of the brain to take over the functions that were regulated by the injured area. However, the damaged brain cells remain useless and may be excreted as waste. Brains do not rebuild, only reorganize.
Writing prompt – rebuild.