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my arm shakes when I lay down 2 sleep

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not a disease: What you described suggests sleep myoclonus, a common occurrence and not dangerous. You may consult this site for additional information on this topic ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Normal: Very normal in infants; however, definitely check with your pediatrician if shaking becomes persistent or more severe.
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor Now: Reassurance that this is normal behavior cannot be given at this time. More information is needed. It is very important to know how long this behavior ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
16 years experience Endocrinology
Hypnagogic Jerk: No, that's not an insult, but the name for the phenomenon of an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person is drifting off to sleep. Research su ... Read More
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Dr. Wei-shin Lai
19 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: It's a very common and normal phenomenon called the hypnogogic jerk. It happens more when you are under more stress and when your sleep is irregular. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Noctural shaking: This is not normal, and you need to contact your doctor for a check up to see what the cause of this is.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Numbness: You may be sleeping on your arm and hence cutting off the blood supply rendering your arm numb. Once the pressure is removed, normal circulation retur ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Anxiety: Cold, strain, anxiety, cardiac, acid reflux, etc. See physician.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Limbs fall asleep: Wondering if nerve entrapment at the cervical spine (neck) exists. Recommend checking with your family doctor for more workup.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Doghramji
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,: Yes it is. A few seconds of shaking is a common finding.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: One very predictable nicotine effect is preventing tight closure of your swallow tube at the stomach entrance. This means any stomach acid or food con ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Need an examination: There are several different reasons to explain your symptoms. For example, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, both, or neither. Perhaps you were deh ... Read More

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