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A 29-year-old female asked:

Why di i jump in my sleep every minute?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Sleep myoclonus: What you are experiencing is sleep myoclonus, a common occurrence when falling asleep. It tends to subside when you have actually fallen asleep. It is not an indication of pathology.
Dr. Prem Gupta
Dr. Prem Gupta commented
neurology 49 years experience
If the jumping is severe enough to interfere with your falling sleep then you would need some medication to help
Sep 1, 2013
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Sleep Medicine 10 years experience
Jump/jerk in sleep: If it is only in sleep onset it is normal but more than that needs evaluation .... See a sleep doc. Multiple conditions can do this some of them need treatment.
Last updated Sep 14, 2014


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