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A 24-year-old male asked:

I'm having dry mouth and nose at night before sleep, and heart palpitation and i suddenly jerk (just in the moment before i fall asleep) then i try again to sleep, and it repeat sometimes many times, until i fall asleep finally. what's the reason?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hypnic or hypnagogic jerks are common and benign and they seem likely among many other possibilities. Use of a humidifier by the bedside may help the nasal and mouth dryness during the cold season if having the heat on.
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