Risk factors for rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder

Takeaway

  • Smoking, pesticide exposure, marital status and carbon monoxide poisoning are associated with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD).

Why this matters

  • RBD is associated with the development of neurodegenerative disorders later in life.

  • As such, research into the risk factors for RBD could be helpful in identifying risk factors for neurodegenerative disorders, and thereby recognizing preventative strategies.