A 23-year-old female asked:
These count as hypnic jerks? 1 leg rapidly kicking for a sec, body twitching at the shoulder, finger tapping, & lips puckering while trying to sleep.
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Dr. Zachary Levineanswered
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Sleep Study: These complex behaviors in and around sleep can mean many things. A sleep study will be able to parse out whether this is restless syndrome, seizure activity, or one of the many parasomnia syndromes. I recommend you see a neurologist and get a sleep study.
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Dr. Hanul Bhandarianswered
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: From just the description you have listed, it may be a partial complex seizure. Are you aware of all of that occurring? It is recommended you consult with a neurologist for evaluation and treatment of these episodes. Hope that answers your question.
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Last updated Apr 22, 2014
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