Periodic Limb Movements Of Sleep

In addition to the nonepileptic conditions previously discussed, two sleep related conditions can occasionally be confused with convulsive epileptic seizures. These are periodic limb movements of sleep PLMS and REM sleep behavior disorder RBD see also Chapter 16 . PLMS is characterized by recurrent muscle contractions, primarily of the lower extremities, during sleep 50-53 . Simultaneous movements of the upper extremities may occur. The movements tend to occur in clusters, each movement...