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?
Most Helpful Guy
for the time being, he should either quite smoking before bed or sleep in a different room to you.
either way, he should be seeing a sleep therapist, because these are only short term strategies to something that could be a much deeper underlying issue.1
Most Helpful Girl
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.1