Hubby hit me in his sleep last night?

I am married to an absolute angel who would never hurt a fly.

I know he feels so bad about this - he was obviously having some sort of nightmare last night and (as far as i remember) his whole body jerked and his fist flew out and punched me on the cheek. It's still a bit sore, but there's barely a mark.

I've noticed he's been restless quite a bit in his sleep recently - you know where your whole body jerks?

Anyway, i wouldn't worry about this, only I'm nearly 5 months pregnant, and i was frozen awake last night in the fear that he'd hit my stomach, or that he would hit the baby if he/she were ever in our bed some night.

I tried sleeping on my side away from him after that, but couldn't get back to sleep, so rolled onto my back (i know i shouldn't be sleeping on my back after 15 weeks, but still), and put a pillow over my belly, just in case!

Any suggestions as to how i can make sure he doesn't do this again? Or how i can better protect myself and the baby?

Update:

Thanks to all of you who responded. I appreciate that if it gets any worse, we may need seperate beds, but i'm not gonna do that just yet.

I read somewhere else that eating bananas can help restless leg syndrome, so I've been encouraging him to eat loads of them, and I've ordered a pregnancy pillow.

Thanks again.

Update 2:

Thanks to all of you who responded. I appreciate that if it gets any worse, we may need seperate beds, but i'm not gonna do that just yet.

I read somewhere else that eating bananas can help restless leg syndrome, so I've been encouraging him to eat loads of them, and I've ordered a pregnancy pillow.

Thanks again.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    this is difficult because its not something either of you can control, does he know what hes dreaming about?..

    i used to put a pillow between my legs, behind my back and under my belly, that's how i got comfy. good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    I do not know as to what to tell you as I also did the same thing to my younest sister when I was 12/13 years old.She complained to my mother who in turn asked me for an in a rather rude way which left me laughing ,I was simply could not control myself,however at the and I was dreaming of play soccer with my friends and kicked the ball to strike a goal against the opponent little knowing that I was going kick my old sister.However my mothe a a preventive measure laid a heavy side pillow in between us.I think that worked fine.Thank god I remembered the dream--------------no jokes,it really happened.Take care as you are in a vulnerable position.

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't worry about it, he's probably had a bad at work/ worried about baby, is a bit stressful, he didn't mean it.. he was ASLEEP. Move over to the other side a bit, dont take tiny things like this so seriously. It may cause a fight..

    If he does it again and you feel the need for protection, tell him and maybe move to a different room for the present time, although i dont think its neccessary.

  • 1 decade ago

    Its sound like he has a lot of stress and pressure at the moment and the jerking movements in ones sleep is a sign of nervous tension you should have a chat about how he is feeling about it all and maybe he should sleep in another room until he settles a bit more?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would just be careful. Can't you get one of those long pillows that you 'hug'? That would protect your tummy but also make sure you could properly sleep.

    Also, NEVER take your child into bed with you. I knew a girl who did that, rolled on her baby in her sleep and killed it. Just don't do it. Its not worth the risk.

  • toshia
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    tis a tough one.. maybe get a fold out bed and put it on the floor for him to sleep on? just till you've had the baby? or take him to some sort of dream psychic, thats if he can remember his dreams xx

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    seperate beds einstein until the babys born then hes free to hit you as much as he wants in his sleep!

    Source(s): obv & co
  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    My husband does this all the time. When fast asleep his whole body jerks, I spend half my time in the spare room.

    Not really sure what you can do.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the chances that he will hit your stomach are quite slim. especially as you have the duvet to protect you, so it wouldn't be too easy for him to get to your tummy.

    I wouldn't worry too much if i were you, perhaps just lay on your side away from him just in case :)

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