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Could rem sleep patterns cause muscle twitching?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
By definitiion: By definition rem's are rapid eye movements that cause muscle twitching of the eye muscles. Our brain is a wonderful and largely misuderstood organ. It is capable of deactivating our body during dreams such that although we are imaging running in our sleep, our legs don not actually move but may twitch. If you have a pet, this is easily visible while they sleep.

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