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my new partner when sleeping lashes out with her arms and legs

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my new partner when sleeping lashes out with her arms and legs and always says the same thing "get and no" If I try to wake her she lashes out more then she wakes smiles and cuddles me .she doesn't know she has done it
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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it sounds like she could be having night terrors

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or nightmares when she sleeps.

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this can affect her sleep and cause you poor sleep as well.

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sometimes medications like SSRI antidepressants can help decrease night terrors.

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also counseling by a psychologist might help as well.

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talk to your partner about this

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and she can talk to her GP about these options as well

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let me know if you have other questiosn.

Customer:

she also has diabetise and blood pressure

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I see.

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sometimes in rare cases low blood sugars in the middle of the night can cause behavior changes as well.

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so she might need to test her sugars in the middle of the night to see if she is hypoglycemic then which could be causing these terrors and her lashing out.

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does this make sense?

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Customer:

she just has to be fully sleeping for a few minutes when she does this

Dr. David :

I see.

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it sounds like she has pretty regular nightmares and night terrors when she sleeps.

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this is a medical condition and can be treated.

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she might benefit from antidepressant medications

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or benzodiazepines.

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sometimes a sleep study can help document these events as well.

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a sleep study is when a sleep doctor studies a patient when they are sleeping and records events.

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she should still talk to her doctor about these episodes and see if treatment would help.

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let me know if you have other questions.

Customer:

thank you im satisfied with your answer

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