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Sleep Disorders

Question
Posted by: Essy | 2016/07/14

Q.

Potential sleeping disorder

Hi there, I battle with anxiety and sleep say for the past 5 years. My GP prescribed me Aropax and I take a stilnox at night. My poor partner doesn't get much sleep as he says I am extremely restless. He says my legs are up in the air, I talk, constantly roll around, grind my teeth and my arms keep smacking him that he wakes up. Most nights he wakes up cold because I have pulled the covers off and my pillows end up on the floor. I honestly don't feel or know of anything... but when I wake up I am still tired. We have had our laughs about it, but the poor man can't sleep. I offered to sleep in the spare room but he won't hear of it... we love each other and he said he will help me however he can. Is this level of being restless normal?

Expert's Reply

A.

Sleep disorders expert
- 2018/07/11

Apologies for the delay my emails were diverted without me knowing. No it isn't normal to be that restless. The fact that you still tired in the morning indicates a sleep disorder which needs to be investigated properly. So see your GP and if they can't help ask to be referred to a sleep specialist. The good news is that all sleep disorders can be treated so both your sleep can be improved.

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