Stop kicking me!
June 17, 2010 8:36 PM Subscribe
My husband has what is, as far as I can figure out from the internet, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. After he falls asleep he will frequently start kicking/jerking his leg at regular intervals. This can go on for more than an hour and shakes the whole mattress, keeping me awake. He's been doing it every now and then for years but it's recently gotten more severe or more annoying. Has anyone else experienced this and found any solutions that worked? All the treatments described online seem to be along the lines of anti-convulsants, etc., which seems a bit extreme.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
More information: He is about thirty pounds overweight. He snores (but I've seen videos of sleep apnea and he doesn't have it). He doesn't eat a lot of vegetables. I just bought him a jar of daily multivitamins in case that could help. He's just started a new job and we're expecting our first child next week so, yeah, stress.