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Old 03-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm posting in the hopes that someone else has experience with, or helpful information regarding what I am currently experiencing.

A little back information: I had a baby a little over four months ago, I suffer from PTSD, I have a history of sleep talking thrashing in my sleep and a couple of previous sleep walking episodes from a few years back, I also don't usually wake feeling rested.

Lately I have been talking and acting out in my sleep in ways that I do not while awake. My partner tells me that I've been shouting horrible things to him and my baby in the middle of the night and that I have been punching my partner as well. I've even gotten up and stormed away from our bedroom. I have been extremely irate when the baby cries and although (thank God) I haven't hurt him, my partner says I have been "rough".

I will ease you minds a little and let you know that my partner takes the baby when these episodes occur so that no harm is done, but I am still terrified and feel overwhelmingly guilty over this. I usually remember very little of what happens and sometimes I wake towards the end of an episode.

I am frightened that I may hurt someone during one of these rages and am confused as to why they have begun.

I am a very attentive mother, and my child is not difficult one. What could possibly be going on?

 
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: Sleep rage

Also, I DEFINITELY plan on seeing a sleep specialist about this.

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Re: Sleep rage

It's probably the dramatic change in hormones after having had your baby that is contributing to this. Besides seeing a sleep specialist, maybe talk to your OB/Gyn about it. Women can have postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis because of the dramatic change in hormones after having been pregnant for 9 months so that could also be causing the sleep rage you're experiencing.

I hope you can find some answers and get this resolved.

 
Old 03-11-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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Re: Sleep rage

I hadn't thought of that. Thank you!

 
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