Adult wondering if I have sensory disorder
I am 30 years old and I can remember for a long time not being able to tolerate scratchy clothing, tight clothing, turtle necks, etc. I did not like it if it felt like there was anything in my sheets and I remember being itchy at night. Tags in shirts and in underwear would drive me crazy. Ticking clocks drove me crazy.
As an adult I can usually cope with most things during the day, but when I am tired at night my legs start to get jittery, then my whole body, I feel the need to move around and cannot sit still. I also get itchy and the itchy and jittery sensations become so intense I have a hard time focusing on anything and my thoughts get disjointed. The only thing that really helps is to go to bed immediately (or it escalates)and sometimes eating. I do not like being touched at night, especially light touch, but also someone leaning on me or putting any body weight on me, I feel trapped and it feels like my body involuntarily lurches away. I do better with wearing itchy or tight clothing and turtle necks, but as the day wears on, it drives me crazy until I have to rip it off. I stand on the outsides of my feet at all times. I hate getting anything sticky on my hands (syrup, wing sauce, marsh mellow, etc.) I love to feel soft things like baby blankets. I must sleep with a heavy cover on even if I am hot.
Does this sound like a sensory disorder? Like I said I don't notice most of the symptoms during the day, but when I am tired it is out of control. My husband makes me go to bed as soon as he sees my legs start getting jittery.