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A 51-year-old female asked:

Internal trembling sensation when sleeping. not ms or parkinsons. what is this vibrating sensation ?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Palpitation/twitches: If one senses skipped beats or rapid beating of the heart, it could be "palpitations". If the muscles are twitching, this is called "fasciculations".
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
?sleep disorder: The sensation of internal trembling may merely represent a sleep issue such as nocturnal myoclonus or even sleep apnea, but could also be a variation of a nocturnal panic reaction. Certainly not a sign of ms or parkinson's. Might need an overnight sleep study to diagnose.

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