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children twitching in sleep

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Probably benign: Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is worse when sleep deprived. Repe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above : U can ask him what was going on ?
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Probably not serious: But, he could possess a sleep disorder called paroxysmal limb movements in sleep (aka, nocturnal myoclonus). Rarely, epileptic seizures occur only at ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
? Sleep myoclonus ?: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/Myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Need sleep eval: You may need a sleep study with a seizure montage to see what the exact cause is. See a sleep specialist who is also a neurologist and will be best tr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
No: One possibility is a condition called restless leg syndrome. An overnight sleep test can determine this and/or other conditions that may be at play. A ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Probably benign: Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is worse when sleep deprived. Repe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sleep myoclonus: Please read the article below. It is probably nothing to worry about, but if it continues to worry you or interrupt your sleep, you may wish to see a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
We need REM sleep: (rapid eye movement - dream sleep) to blow off psychological stress. W/out it we become anxious and short-tempered, even hallucinate if deprived long ... Read More
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A 3-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necesarily: Many of us twitch occasionally in sleep. It is called benign sleep myoclonus. If you have other concerns or signs or this in not a simple random event ... Read More

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