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Thanks for the replies. My dh has an appointment set up with a new primary in November. He'll ask the new doctor about that. I guess he would have to submit to a sleep study, though. He swears that it does not disturb his sleep, but I can't help but think that it does. He's not aware that he's doing it. Interestingly enough, discussions with his siblings reveals similar issues with his entire family. They are also raging ADHDers (husband is the only one medicated for it), and have been since children. Wonder if there's any connection? I would hate for dh to go on medication for this, but if it helps him with better quality sleep it's probably worth it. As it stands, he usually ends up on the couch (his choice, not mine), which is not the most comfortable place to sleep.
thanks for the ideas everyone. I talked to dh last night, and he does NOT want to go to the doctor for it. He already takes medication for his ADHD, so he doesn't want anymore meds (Can't blame him there). He has agreed to get separate beds. I guess if he starts feeling the effects of the fatigue more significantly, he may reconsider going to doctor about it. I did manage to get him to take some tylenol pm. thought it might at least relax him so he can go to sleep. It worked--but he woke me up around 4 am with his thrashing. I suspect that the tylenol pm simply postponed the thrashing?