Acting out Dreams and Parkinson’s Disease – Watch Now

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Normally when we dream, our brain prevents our muscles from moving. For some, these brain signals don’t work properly, and they act out their dreams, such as punching, kicking or yelling while asleep. This is REM sleep behavior disorder, or RBD.RBD can be one of the earliest signs of PD, occurring years before a diagnosis or other motor symptoms. Understanding more about this connection can help scientists develop better treatments and, ultimately, prevent Parkinson’s. To learn more, watch our new animated video narrated by comedian and actor Mike Birbiglia, who shares his experience with acting out dreams.

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