Rhythmic movement disorder and cyclic alternating pattern during sleep: A video-polysomnographic study in a 9-year-old boy

Raffaele Manni, Michele Terzaghi, Ivana Sartori, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Liborio Parrino

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We report on polysomnographic findings in a 9-year-old boy affected by rhythmic movement disorder. The subject's rhythmic movements were found to be intimately linked to unstable nonrapid eye movement N-REM sleep, as shown by their close association with the A phases of the cyclic alternating pattern. We examine the complex interactions between arousal mechanisms and rhythmic movements occurring during sleep.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1186-1190
Number of pages5
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004



  • Arousal
  • CAP
  • Rhythmic movement disorder
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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