Hoping for some advice. I don't really know what the heck is wrong with me when I sleep. I do have mild Sleep Apnea for which I wear a CPAP. I wear it regularly. I'm 31, incredibly fit and active (really slender: it shocks people how much I'm able to hurt him), and follow my sleep instructions. However, for the last few months now, my boyfriend has barely been able to sleep because I am violently kicking (bunny-feeting as I call it) in my sleep. It happens nightly and VERY repetitively. It's an all night event for my poor guy. I leave marks, he's had to start putting dividing pillows between us, etc. I feel just awful. The worst part is, I don't wake up. I don't realize I've done it. Well, actually, it did wake me out of a sleep once, and I felt just how hard that kicking is. Does anyone know why this is suddenly happening? I see my sleep doctor tomorrow to get my CPAP checked, but she's not exactly a listener. Could the kicking be related to my Sleep Apnea? I don't think it's Restless Leg Syndrome because it looks like that's more you can't fall asleep because of leg tinglies, and that's not me. I don't know what to do to fix it, but I have to do something. My poor guy can't take it anymore, and I don't blame him. View Thread
I just went to see my sleep doctor diagnosed it as. You are exactly right. Only she called it Organic Periodic Limb Movement. Don't know what the organic means, but I appreciate the links. I'm still not sure what this even is.View Thread
Does anyone know if there is a connection with vomiting in your sleep and having sleep apnea? I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea but cannot get fitted for my CPAP until AprilI don't drink AT ALL or use ANY illegal narcotics. However, I woke up last night choking in my sleep and realized I had slightly vomited in my mouth. I was coughing really hard to try to clear it. Is this common?View Thread
I need some help understanding night terrors and what to do. 2 nights ago, my boyfriend, age 35, had a night terror episode. He told me when we met that he had a history of night terrors. I didn't know what night terrors were. Unfortunately, I had to see firsthand, and now I'm terrified to fall asleep at night. He woke up at 2:30 screaming at the top of his lungs in fear for his life. I can't describe it any other way. He was HORRIFIED of something I couldn't see screaming, "WHAT IS THAT?!!!" Then he threw himself out of bed, slammed out of our bedroom, and locked himself in the bathroom. He stayed there silently for several minutes. I finally mustered courage to stand a far distance from our bathroom and called his name. He slammed open the bathroom door and shouted, "WHAT HAPPENED? WHY WERE YOU SCREAMING?" I was afraid to go near him, or touch him. I was so helpless and scared. I told him he was the one screaming in his sleep. Then he asked why he was just standing on the toilet. I told him I didn't know and tried to get him to remember what happened. His face was white, he had spittle all over him, and once back in bed couldn't sleep because his eyes were burning and he was freezing. His skin was warm, but he felt very cold inside. He didn't remember any nightmares. He remained in a fearful state for about an hour before falling back asleep. At one point, he got up to use the restroom and when he opened the door, I had moved to another side of the room. He cried out, "Where did you go?!" again in that horrified voice. He couldn't remember the next day what happened. Didn't remember any nightmares. But now I'm afraid to sleep with him. I don't know what to expect. Is there anything I can do to prevent these? What do I do if he has another episode? I've read research on night terrors, and it says not to wake the person, but what if he had been hurting himself in the bathroom?! What if he tries to hurt himself or me? And please don't get me wrong. He's never hurt me EVER. But now that I've seen a night terror episode, I don't know what could happen in his sleep. It was so scary. Any advice on what I can and should do would be greatly appreciated!View Thread
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