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what can i do if my arms moved on their own while i was falling asleep. is that normal?

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Dr. Michael Summers
Sleep Medicine 23 years experience
Sounds like...: This sounds like a hypnic jerk, which is nothing to be concerned about. Typically these occur as you are transitioning from wake in to sleep. Be sure you are getting a normal amount of sleep nightly/regular sleep wake schedule, as that can often decrease the frequency of these. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hypnic_jerk.

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