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Charlotte, NC
A 22-year-old male asked:

y do my body jerk in my sleep?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
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 suspected an EEG Is ordered to evaluate a seizure focus. In your situation the PSG or sleep study is appropriate for initial evaluation and a Neurology consult .

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A 21-year-old member asked:

When im sleeping and when im almost sleeping my body twitches on its own what could be causing that ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Myoclonus: This is very familiar in people just as they going to sleep or waking up. It's just the way you are. Read about it online and decide whether this describes you. Most people neither want or need treatment.
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Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

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JLS: The usual is jumping legs syndrome but i guess that it can exetend to other parts. It indicates an irritable nervous system.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What side of my body should I sleep on?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
The side that ...: The side that is touching the bed! if you are trying to avoid wrinkles on your face, then you might want to sleep on your back. If not, sleep in any way that makes you feel good when you get up the next morning!
A 38-year-old member asked:

What causes a lot of body movement during sleep?

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Several things: Periodic limb movements may be caused by excessive exercise, caffeine/alcohol use, stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medications, etc. Rem sleep behavior disorder can cause body movements as well.
Port Huron, Michigan
A 28-year-old female asked:

Everytime i tried to sleep last night i awoke with a jerk i was literally falling asleep sittn up y was my body jerking me awake?

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Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
Dentistry 30 years experience
Apneic events: An apnea is an event that awakens you if you have stopped breathing. Do you snore loudly or are you tried during the day. These are all signs of obstructive sleep apnea. You should consult with a sleep physician.

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