Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    hitting while asleep
    avatar
    ablack2008 posted:
    Hi guys. I have a problem. Within the last year, and only a few times, I've found myself hitting whoever is in bed with me while sleeping and it wakes me up to know I did it but only afterward. First, I was on a vacation with my mom and stepdad, my husband had to work. My mom and I sleep in the same bed whenever we go places because my stepdad moves around so much in his sleep that it would keep mom awake (they don't sleep in the same bed due to this, it's bad).

    Anyway, not the point. That night, I was having a dream, and while I don't remember what it was about, I do know that in the dream, I punched something or someone, which made me wake up and I realized I had hit my mom in the stomach. Not really hard, but enough to startle her. It startled me awake and we just kind of laughed it off. Since then, I've found myself slapping my husband during a dream. For whatever reason in my dream, I wake myself up by slapping my husband. Once was on the forehead, another was on his chest. This morning, I was dreaming about arguing with someone and in the dream, I yelled out "I'm trying!" and slapped the person. I woke myself up by slapping my husband in the face. Luckily, I also yelled out "I'm trying!" which woke him up in time to dodge out of the way in a split second and I just nicked his cheek with my fingertips. Otherwise, if I hadn't called out I would have slapped him hard and I might not be lucky next time. Up until that time in the hotel room with my mom, I had never done that before and it started a little over a year ago. It doesn't happen too often but seems to be happening more often recently. I hit my husband on the chest a week ago, then again this morning.

    Is this a sleeping disorder of some kind?
    Reply


    Helpful Tips

    sleep Disorders and sinuplasty
    Make no mistake this hurts bad..they make it sound like a walk in the park BS .I felt that needle in my nose, I almost choke on all the ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 2 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Sleep Disorders Center