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my husband tosses his head from side to side during sleep. i was pondering what that is called?

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Dr. David Duhon
34 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep head rocking: This is a rhythmic movement disorder, previously known by the latin term "jactatio capitis nocturna". It is seen more frequently in children, though it sometimes persists into adulthood. An experience sleep specialist may be able to suggest possible remedies.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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