Hi!! I'm not sure if anyone can help me with this situation, but here goes.... My husband has a very nervous (and annoying habit) of either rocking his leg from side to side or popping it up and down. I've let him know that this is a nervous habit, and asked him why he does it. His response is that it keeps him from relaxing!!! He says that if he relaxes, he's afraid that he might die!! When we go to bed for the night, right when he's about to go into a really good sleep, he will jerk himself awake. As a result, he is usually very, very tired. Even he tries to take a nap on the sofa, he will position himself in such a way as to cause himself discomfort, to intentionally not be comfortable. Has anyone heard of anything like this??? There are other issues going on with him as well...he was sexually abused as a child by a family member and sometimes has very low self esteem. I'm at my wits end....I love my husband very much and want to find him some help. Any responses will be greatly appreciated.