Is Your Partner A Kung Fu Fighter in Their Sleep?

Enduring the tossing and turning of your partner while they sleep is no fun, yet, this dilemma occurs more than you may think.  While readjusting and turning in bed is normal every now and then, there are some problems that may signal it’s time to talk about sleep treatment in Marietta.

Causes of Sleep Restlessness

If you or your partner are frequently having restless, or very active sleep, you may want to get evaluated for the following:

Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD): People with RBD act out their dreams, moving their limbs around, and even hitting and punching.  A couple of specific prescription medications can be used to treat the disorder and prevent you from getting a black eye.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): Folks with RLS get an uncomfortable sensation in their legs that give them the urge to move around while they sleep. Available treatments for this condition include leg massage, iron supplements or certain prescription medications.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Kicking, swinging your arms, thrashing, and jerking are all signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  This condition is typically accompanied by loud snoring and frequent gasping due to having difficulty breathing. Treatments for OSA include a CPAP machine that forces air into your airway, or an oral appliance to open your airway.

Getting Your Diagnosis

A physician can help you determine what’s causing your nighttime restlessness. If it’s OSA that you have, Dr. Patel, our Marietta sleep apnea provider can get you started with the right treatment. That way you can start getting a better night’s sleep and improving your overall health (as well as appease your sleep partner!) Stop the suffering and call us today for a consultation.