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What are the causes of a persons body to just jump when they are sleeping?

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Dr. Denis Winder answered

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Interesting question. No specific answer. Usualy it has to do with some kind of electical activity in the brain during sleep.

Answered Apr 7, 2014

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Dr. Christopher Wilson answered

Specializes in Sleep Medicine

Hypnic jerks also known as sleep starts and very common and occur more frequently with some meds, stress, sleep deprivation, caffeine and alcohol consumption. It probably has to do with brainstem neurons flipping on and off during the change in state from wake to sleep.

Answered May 12, 2013

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