| | Sleep rage
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?