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twitches during sleep

A 48-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea may explain your symptoms. See your physician & get evaluated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Myoclonus: Is a normal jerking right prior to sleep initiation, not to worry.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Leszczyszyn
26 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep myoclonus: Small twitching or jerking of the limbs and body during sleep is a normal phenomenon. A larger jerk just as someone falls asleep is also quite normal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Irritable nerves: Commonest cause is bad diet, particlarly shugary "junk".
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Twitches: Twitched can occur in stage of sleep called rapid eye movement stage, and can occur during dreaming while in that stage.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: That is rls.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Make a recording: And bring it to his doctor, especially if he is overweight and the snoring is interrupted by gaps of silence.
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A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably: It could be convulsions. You will have to consult. a paediatrician.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
May be sleep apnea: Have your friend check the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Sleep tests can be performed in a sleep lab or with ambulatory sleep monitors which measure oxyge ... Read More
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