What does it mean if somebody wakes up and starts head banging on the pillow?

This question was asked in Shallotte, North Carolina on 11/05/2013.
My grandson wakes up periodically and starts head banging on his pillow. Is this serious? What may cause this action? Is there a sleep disorder that would cause a person to harm themselves?

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SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 11/5/2013

Anytime someone's sleep is disturbed and violent behavior is observed, it is a concern. The patient's safety is vital.