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Body Tremors When Falling Asleep
Nerve conmpression : Typically you have compressed a proximal nerve root. If limb is "cold" and "numb" you could compress nerve and blood supply (typically they run together). If the pressure is relieved, feeling comes back. You can try this yourself at your wrist level by squeezing tight around wrist or putting watch too tight. Just make sure to let go before hand turns completely white! ...Read more
Normal: This is normal as your muscles are relaxing. ...Read more
Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep
Aware-unable to move or scream/breathe, then sharp body jolt . Unaware-then gasped, then shaking violently kicking legs. Aware-when calm hallucinated?
Hallucinations : Are you taking any drugs either legal or illegal? This sounds like a reaction to something your body has ingested. ...Read more
Dangerous: Falling asleep while driving is dangerous. It increases risk of auto accidents. It is a symptoms of excessive sleepiness. The commonest causes are not getting enough time in bed, sleep apnea, depression, other sleep disorders including narcolepsy. See your doctor or a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Which can occur at multiple places including but not limited to between metatatarsal heads, inside portion of ankle, and lower back. Systemic diseases like diabetes can cause neuropathy as well, mas could side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hear loud crashes, explosions, and voice chatter when falling asleep & when awake. What is this?
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your family doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal? : The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon! ...Read more
When in bed, with my eyes closed yet still conscious, i feel my heart stops momentari and my body jumps up while shivering when trying to fall asleep.
Relaxation Tech: There are many relaxation techniques available. My favorite is to tense and then relax sections of your body. Start with your toes, ankles, calves, thighs, bottom back, chest, shoulder, neck, face, top of head. You get the idea now revere. Go back and forth. With some practice you will have waves going up and down your body. My wife has timed me from conversation to sleep in 35 seconds. Lol. ...Read more
Might be your back: Check your driver's seat the next time, the position may be contributing the problem. The nerves to the lower extremity stem from the lower back and positional changes can disrupt the nerve signal. This can sometime cause numbness. You need to have this checked. See a podiatrist to rule out any local problem in the foot first. An addt'l referral to a back specialist may follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden jolt with body jerk when lying down (wide awake). I literally almost jump out of bed and i feel like my heart palpitates. Is this hypnic jerk?
Yes: Sounds like Myoclonic or Hypnic jerks. How often does it occur? If it is only once in a while then it is probably nothing to be concerned about. If it is more frequent- more than once a day or if the jerks start coming in rapid succession then you need to see a neurologist for evaluation ...Read more
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