Rhythmic movement disorder (RMD), a rare sleep-related motor disorder, is associated with disturbed nighttime sleep and sleep continuity in children and adults, according to study results published inĀ Sleep.

Patients with RMD exhibit severe rhythmic movements may develop significant functional impairment and are at an increased risk for injuries. As there are limited data regarding sleep architecture in these patients, the goal of the current case-control study was to assess the clinical and polysomnographic characteristics of patients with RMD.

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