We have gone to a GP. He ordered a CAT scan and everything came back normal. The next step the doctor suggested was a sleep study only because my husband's father suffers from a sleep disorder and uses the sleep machine. It is true that if he doesn't get enough sleep, my husband will act "out of it" and he snores so I'm sure that he has a possible sleep disorder. I know that lack of oxygen may cause some forgetfulness and movement problems. To get out of these moods, I do suggest that he go to bed. After a good sleep - yes - he is his normal self but has no memory of the incidents.
Recently he has been getting over seven to eight hours of sleep. But the incidents still occur. Now other people are noticing, such as friends and people that he works with.
We have been together for eight years - from high school, through college, and now two years married. I've seen him drunk and acting out due to alcohol. We learned that he was an emotional drinker at college. Through a counselor at college - a substance abuse
counselor - he learned this about himself. So now if he is upset he goes to the gym to work out instead of coming home. We also worked on communication skills with a counselor and he is much better at telling/discussing what is bothering him or making him happy. Since college, he only drinks socially - about once a month when we get with friends, and he definitely doesn't drink when upset. These incidents now are happening without alcohol being a factor - that's why they are recognized at work.
This is different - he really becomes someone that I don't recognize. I've researched personality disorders and they all seem too severe. We have kept notes, watched for a pattern of events and situations - but all of it doesn't seem to have a pattern.
Last night, after a day at work he joined at the bowling alley for an activity with the youth group that I work with. Within twenty minutes of being with us and the other adult moderators, he went into the "mode". At first the other adults seemed amused but then one asked me what was wrong with him. He just didn't seem to be himself.
As a teen, I baby sat for a closet alcoholic and know how the bottles can be hidden. We are in a two bedroom small apartment and believe me - nothing is hidden here. We drink at the monthly party with friends. If we go out with just the two of us, we don't drink. I don't really believe it is alcohol.
Could sleep disorders truly cause this? Or what other type of disorders are suggested by these not regular, but really personality changing, behaviors?