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why does my baby keep jumping in her sleep

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Jump in sleep: It may be a normal infantile reflex that disappers by 6 months.

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to tell...: "jumping in his sleep" usually means a child moves around a lot in his sleep. That happens in many kids, but can happen more often if he had a rough d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It's normal: It is a normal body response to jerk when falling asleep. It usually does not last long though then the muscles relax and are still, .
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Dropping/falling: Several possibilities. May be neurological or perhaps medication side effects. Please send more information . Good idea to see your doctor if this ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Sleep myoclonus: What you are experiencing is sleep myoclonus, a common occurrence when falling asleep. It tends to subside when you have actually fallen asleep. It ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Probably benign: Most people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is a normal component of sleep. Repeated ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: Interesting question. No specific answer. Usualy it has to do with some kind of electical activity in the brain during sleep.
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A male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your internist: I recommend seeing an internist first (for things like ulcers, esophageal reflux etc) since they can treat 90% of the problems. If the internist feels ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Could be normal: This could be normal, especially if it only happens at the onset of sleep and your sleep is otherwise undisturbed through the night. If it worsens, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Many variables : His age, health, experience with strep infections are all important. Many children go through motor movement phases. Because he makes noises, it's a ... Read More
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