Upper Marlboro, MD
A 21-year-old male asked:
Does insufficient sleep cause muscle twitching or does it affect the nerves?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Yes impacts brain: Yes, it seems to cause muscle twitching due to its effect on your brain. Nerves are not affected by sleep, they are just basically wires that connect your brain to your muscles.
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Last updated Mar 8, 2014
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