REM Sleep Behavior Disorder...

jumpnblues

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Anyone have this? I'm thinking I might. I'd appreciate any info that anyone can share about this disorder. I've already checked out the internet. I'm looking for personal experiences with it and treatment. Thank you.
 

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Um, I can't be of much help (other than to say, warn anyone who may get close to you), but I have punched a few people who "disturbed" me while sleeping before. Like if a female decides to get cudly = Bam! Then she jumps on top of me "WTF are you doing?!?!" Then I wake up shocked that she is on me and freaking out, "WTF are YOU doing?!?!?!" Out camping in a tent and my brother crawls over me to go out for leak = Bayum!

Anything I hear or that touches me becomes part of the dream and I think I am being restrained or trapped, or whatever and I fight it in the dream. Like the lady trying to cuddle becomes, a hand to hand combat encounter in a "war/prison dream". My poor kitties have been hurled off the bed many times.
 
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I've got PTSD so night terrors are part of my life. Usually in clusters every few months.

I've found PMR (progressive muscle relaxation) audio from YouTube or an MP3 'tape' a Hypnotherapist made for me.
I use them wearing headphones and lying on top of my bed for 45minutes before sleep; it seems to break the cycle and keep them at bay for a couple of months. It's a difficult habit to get into and keep.

It might be possible that it would help with REM disorder.
 

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A proper sleep study is needed to rule it in or out. It’s primary. It can be exacerbated or complicated by other factors (apnea, PTSD/depression, etc…). But it it’s own beast, and not caused by anything else.

Except for dementia, that is. But we’re assuming that’s not part of the picture.
 

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Sleep apnea perhaps? Do you know if you snore? I have sleep apnea but after attempting to use CPAP devises, I found that I loose even more sleep wearing them. My wife nudges me at times during our sleep so I will roll over to stop snoring so she can get back to sleep.
I refuse to sleep in separate beds until I'm in my 80's(if I make it that far).
 

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Yup, get a sleep study...a good start to put your mind at ease over what may be what.

In my case...I have sleep apnea and once my CPAP rig was set and fitted correctly, it is an easy treatment. I do strike out from time to time, but that is dream-state combat and Mrs usually sleeps close enough to me that she is unhurt.
 

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My nephew's wife has it very bad, she feels that there is a intruder in the house and has attract him a few times in his sleep. I hope that you can find some relief from that, it is scary stuff.
 

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Hmmm

I have thrashed in my sleep my whole life.

Luckily I don't remember 99% of my dreams so I just need room to sleep, and yeah give me a good 30 seconds and arms reach distance when you wake me up.
 

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A proper sleep study is needed to rule it in or out. It’s primary. It can be exacerbated or complicated by other factors (apnea, PTSD/depression, etc…). But it it’s own beast, and not caused by anything else.

Except for dementia, that is. But we’re assuming that’s not part of the picture.
Not a place to get medical advice but this is spot on.
 

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This one goes out to the ones who snore
This one goes out to the one whose teeth will grind
Another groan, with adenoids unkind,
This one goes out to the one who snore
 

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I am not sure 100% I have it but definitely my sleep is not normal. I am thinking to contact a specialist and discuss all the things which are bothering me. I also will give a call to canada drugs and ask them about some natural remedies for a better sleep.
 
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