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at night i sometimes get body jolt or tremor. is it mini stroke?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Many normal people get sudden contraction of muscles in various parts of the boy while falling asleep.
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Not stroke: Such jerking is common as people fall asleep and body systems, including muscular switch to a different mode. Common causes for this include stress, alcohol, caffeine, certain movement disorders, severe preceding muscular exertion (including muscle spasm from any cause). Stroke is one thing this symptom is not.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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