Lashing out in dreams? It may be sleep disorder

Retiree Cheung Kau's dreams at night often involve intense - and even violent - movements, a far cry from his cordial and pleasant demeanour in the day.
Retiree Cheung Kau's dreams at night often involve intense - and even violent - movements, a far cry from his cordial and pleasant demeanour in the day.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Study to look into this condition which could be early sign of neuro-degenerative disorder

Retiree Cheung Kau once dreamt that he was playing football - and ended up kicking his wife while asleep. Another dream had the 75-year-old jumping over a drain to escape some thugs - only to fall off the bed with a thud.

His dreams at night often involve intense - and even violent - movements, a far cry from his cordial and pleasant demeanour in the day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2019, with the headline 'Lashing out in dreams? It may be sleep disorder'. Print Edition | Subscribe