Please Help..I'm afraid to fall asleep with my husband. REM sleep disorder?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Sleep clinic!!! Get your man to a specialist!

Post # 4
1715 posts
Bumble bee

Yes, he needs to get himself to a sleep clinic ASAP. He’s likely a danger to himself and anyone sleeping near him. 

Until he gets treatment, I suggest sleeping elsewhere. 

Post # 5
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@PinkMermaid:  sounds like severe night terrors to me but the good news is its not n3cessarily indicative of parkinsons or anything else

A sleep clinic may well help but you need to be patient as there isnt a quick fix unfortunately. For th3 time being i recommend you sleep elsewhere. This isnot something he hascontrol over or can fix on his own


I have a form of night terrors but very randomly and only when extremely stressed. It means i act out dreams,ive hit my husband several times. I also 2ake up terrified screaming with no idea where i am. Sucks


Post # 6
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t blame you for being scared, that would terrify me! As other posters have said, he needs to get into a sleep clinic ASAP.


Post # 7
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wow that is so scary! Go to a clinic ASAP! Have you asked him to go to one yet??

Post # 9
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@PinkMermaid:  oh my. Well you never know, maybe it won’t be so bad. Good luck & keep us updated!

Post # 10
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My fiance has night terrors from time to time. I’ve researched it and they are fairly common but there are definitely degrees of severity. My fiance has sleep paralysis when he gets them, and he physically cannot move his body until he wakes up. This is a hormonal response to keep people from injuring themselves unknowingly. People who do not have enough of the hormone, thrash, get up, etc. (what your husband is having happen). I would bet that he is just having night terrors. Still scary, but not a precursar to Parkinsons. Hopefully once he goes to a sleep clinic you can put some of your unknowns at ease.

Post # 11
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


I would sleep elsewhere tonight (in another room) and get him into the sleep clinic as soon as you can. I also think you should stop reading things online, you’re making yourself worried before anything has happened. Let the medical team figure it out because you’re already worrying about dementia and parkinson’s before he even has a diagnosis! He could have a completely different diagnosis and just because he has one condition does not mean for sure he is going to get another. Some things are associated, but that doesn’t mean it causes the other. 

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