Question: My son’s girlfriend told us that the round, red welt on my 10 month old grandson’s head was from her dreaming about fighting with someone and in her dream she bit the person on the shoulder, and woke to her baby son screaming in pain.
Should I be worried that this is something very serious and could continue or worsen? My son and his girlfriend are insulted and angry at me for questioning it. Could this just be an isolated incident? They have a crib but they don’t use it. They are only 20yrs. old and she is a very angry person. I don’t know what to do, if anything. I just don’t want this to turn into one of the horrific stories I just read about on this site.Kevin: Thanks for sharing your story. This doesn’t have to be an isolated incident. If the girl has demonstrated acting out her dreams in the past, she could very easily act out the dreams again in the future. Depending upon the content of the dreams, this could be dangerous for the baby if they are sleeping together in the same bed. If it was me with elements of RBD, I would sleep separately from the baby, and see a sleep specialist who may be able to help me prevent my RBD symptoms.All the best,Kevin(Please keep in mind that I am a student of sleep science and not a medical doctor. Please take any thoughts I give with my background in mind.)