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Thu, Feb 6 9:24pm · My husband has REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in Sleep Health

My husband was first diagnosed with sleep apnea, and prescribed a CPAP. We were perplexed, because he had never been a snorer. When he finally went to a sleep specialist, and neurologist, he was told to use the CPAP as doorstop, because he did not have sleep apnea. He also takes Clonazepam, plus 5 melatonin, everynight. This keeps him from getting out of bed, but not from thrashing around, and yelling, during REM sleep. It is interesting that you have some of the symptoms he is experiencing, with losing your place. We have wondered if this isn't a side effect of the medication. I have encouraged him to get on this website. I think it would help him to connect with other people.

Dec 28, 2019 · My husband has REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in Sleep Health

At this point, I couldn't even answer that question. We sleep at opposite ends of the hallway, with doors closed. However, when we do sleep in the same room, he dreams, and thrashes several times each night, although, not always loudly. He has always been a restless sleeper. (We have been married 48 years).

Dec 28, 2019 · My husband has REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in Sleep Health

I believe that my husband's neurologist thinks that his RBD is controlled. It probably is as good as it will ever be. We have slept in separate rooms for many years. We tried twin beds, in the same room, but his dreams were too disruptive for me to sleep comfortably. When this first started, we slept in the same bed, and, it was terrifying. I was always "on alert". Aside from our sleeping arrangements, he is now beginning to have some slight symptoms, such as occasional hand tremors, and going "blank" when he is speaking. (He is a pastor. This is not good.) According to the readings, in the links, I have seen, this is not necessarily uncommon, in RBD patients. Our frustration is , his neurologist is not addressing this as a possible connection to the RBD. Instead, other tests are being done, and RBD, or, early PD doesn't seem to be even considered as a possible cause. The symptoms, at this point, are few and far between. More tests are coming. That is where we are right now. It is nice to have a place to share. I will suggest to my husband that he join this conversation. Thank you.

Dec 21, 2019 · My husband has REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in Sleep Health

Little is know about this disease, but it has a major effect on a family. My husband was diagnosed 10 years ago. Is anyone else dealing with this?