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why do I jerk in my sleep

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O RLS: RLS = RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME. PSG or sleep study give far mor detail for insomnia and sleep disorders /Parasomnia./RLS. If a Seizure disorder is susp ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Normal. : That sounds normal. Go to a doctor if it gets worse.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Hypnagogic 'jerk': 70% of people have had these: a hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, sleep start, or night start, is an involuntary myoclonic twitch which occurs during hyp ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
35 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep starts: Technically this is called a hypnic jerk or sleep start, it occurs at sleep onset. They can be more prominent according to the aasm with any of the f ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Best to see MD: These jerky movements are hard to evaluate not seeing you and seeing them. They could be myoclonus or other things and cns, spine and peripheral nerve ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Take your son & a : Video of the stiffening/jerking movements to his pediatrician, who will tell you if he needs an overnight eeg to rule out nocturnal seizures. If it's ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Night jerkiness: Some body jerks in transition from awake to asleep is normal. Some others have jetliners of the legs and/or arms throughout the night (restless leg s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Myoclonus: Many people experience this. For some, it is pleasant. It is harmless.
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Completely normal: Just as people fall asleep, it is very common to have what are known as myoclonic jerks. They are nothing serious.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Stop worrying: It is quite normal for a few myoclonic jerks to occur as one enters initial sleep cycle, and this is NOT a sleep disorder. If the jerks disrupt your ... Read More
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