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Old 06-19-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Combination of Twisting, turning, twitching, restless leg syndrome while sleeping.....
Does anyone suffers from these conditions? And how does your partner deal with it?
I have read on one of the threads here that putting a soap in the sheets might help. Any other ideas? Also, does a memory foam mattress reduce the motion transfer effectively? If yes, which one would you recommend. Please advice some solutions. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Sounds like you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Nothing you can do will help if that is the case. You need to discuss this with your doctor and get a sleep test. The CPAP machine is quite literally a life-saver. People with OSA are more prone to strokes and heart attacks. About 20% of sufferers are not obese. I had it when I was in my 20s, weighed 120 lbs at 5'4". Babies can be born with it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Sounds like you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Nothing you can do will help if that is the case. You need to discuss this with your doctor and get a sleep test. The CPAP machine is quite literally a life-saver. People with OSA are more prone to strokes and heart attacks. About 20% of sufferers are not obese. I had it when I was in my 20s, weighed 120 lbs at 5'4". Babies can be born with it.
Its actually my husband who suffers from sleep apnea & restless sleep. He already had sleep apnea tests done & is using a mouth piece to control snoring. After he started using the mouth piece he started twitching & moving a lot in his sleep. Before this he just had restless leg syndrome while he was awake & would rarely move when sleeping. I was considering buying a memory foam mattress but none of them guarantee that there would be no motion transfer. So I was wondering if there are any other solutions to this problem or recommend a mattress that would isolate the motion.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Does he have OSA? If so, the mouthpiece isn't enough, he needs a CPAP. Tempurpedic mattresses are not supposed to transfer motion but they are expensive.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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My husband has sleep apnea, and before he got his c-pap machine he did the same thing. He would have these full body twitches. Some nights between the snoring, twitching, and tossing and turning I would feel like pushing him out of the bed. He still twitches every so often, but certainly nothing like he did. I agree that if your husband has sleep apnea then he needs the c-pap machine. He is not getting enough oxygen to his brain during sleep, which can cause many serious health problems.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Yes I agree he needs cpap but he tried it before the mouth piece & was very uncomfortable so he stopped using it. He also smokes so I think it adds to the sleep disorders. I guess there is no other way to fix the restlessness alone. Its all connected to sleep apnea. I saw this mattress on sams club website which is similar to tempurpedic & costs much less. Heard that its very similar to it since the patent ran out so they could make a knock-off
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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They make all kinds of different masks for the machine. He may have to try a few before he finds one that he likes.
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