No snide comments please, this is a serious thread. As stated in the title, my 13 year old nephew has just started having sleep problems within the last week. Basically, he goes to bed at night and is asleep within minutes and immediately starts making loud groaning noises which are so loud they freak out his younger brother who can hear them in the next room. My sister checked on him and found that he also does several other things, last night he was holding the quilt over his head and when they eventually managed to get it off him he then put a pillow over his head instead.
He sleeps on a top bunk and dangles himself down the steps, tries to grab the sheet off the bed and is basically very violent like and disturbed but when eventually awoken (which takes some doing) he says "oh am I doing it again" and then rolls over, goes back to sleep and doesn't do it again. It's always as soon as he goes to bed and my sister says she's never known anyone go to sleep so quick.
She's tried to find information on the internet about it but can find nothing apart from something that can happen when in REM sleep but he's not in bed long enough to get into this sleep phase so this can't be it.
Has this happened to anyone you know and can you offer any sensible advice? My sister's just a little concerned that he'll a) hurt himself and b) as we're going on holiday in a caravan this weekend and he's got to share a room with his brother she's worried that he'll completely freak out. (the brother that is!)
Hopefully someone out there will have an answer, thanks.