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    Hitting While asleep
    Gentlemamma posted:
    I was in a 12 year abusive relationship before I met my current husband.Now every night,when we are in bed asleep,I tend to hit him while I am sleeping.This has been going on since we had our 2 year old daughter and both of us can't figure out why.He thinks that it is because I don't want him to touch me,but that isn't the case at all.When I do it,I don't remember it and he has to tell me what had happened the night before.Can someone please help me to control this before it ruins my marriage?
    AgEagle responded:
    I'd go talk with your doctor; there are quite a few reasons that this my be occurring. I'd follow that up with seeing a sleep disorder specialist as well. If you're hitting him with your leg you may have restless leg syndrome. Other causes could be sleep apnea which may cause your body to suddenly jerk when you are having an apnea episode.

    I'd rule out all of the medical problems and then, if needed, seek counseling. It could be subconciously your mind is trying to protect yourself and your child from a perceived danger in your sleep and your body is acting accordingly.

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