A 27-year-old male asked:
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sometimes right at the point of sleep i will jump, or gasp for air and shake for a few moments. it can happen many times before i finally get to sleep?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 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, happens other times at night or interferes with your ability to fall asleep within a reasonable period of time you might want to consult your doctor for an exam and sleep study if indicated,
Answered on Sep 11, 2014
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