I have been with him off and on for five years and I've noticed that (more so than not) whenever he smokes before going to bed he gets extremely violent in his sleep. He has nightmares whenever he smokes. He will kick, punch and elbow me in his sleep and its almost impossible to wake him. Has anyone ever experienced such night terrors that cause them to do this or have you had a partner who did this as well? If so, how did you deal with it?
I'm pretty sure my boyfriend has night terrors but he just thrashes around and occasionally talks in his sleep. No punching or hitting though. If smoking is what's causing it, try convincing him to quit smoking (which will help him in more than just his sleep) and/ or take him to a sleep therapist.
i've heard of this happening. smoking can cause a lot of issues during sleep because it is causing chemical reactions in your brain... perhaps you suggest to him not to smoke so close to bed time. i feel like out of love for you he'd be open to it
I had this about a year ago also I scratches myself a lot but I wasn't fully asleep when I did this but I couldnt make it stop like I was in a dream and the dream took over so you could only watch. Im bad in explaining these things...