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Involuntary Leg Jerking At Night
Probably not: Rls is described as an irresistible urge to move the legs which is often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs that may be described as creeping, tugging, or pulling. What you are describing sounds more like nocturnal leg cramps which is commonly associated with varicose veins. ...Read more
Difference between tics and spasms? Involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. What are these?
45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night. ?
Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." i would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more
Many causes: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read more
Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.
Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.
Normal: Unless there is sleep disruption, or reason to believe that there is something amiss, leg movement in sleep is of no concern. There is an extensive list of conditions where this might become an issue, includes sleep apnea, restless legs, parkinson's, neurodegenerative disorders ...Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a sudden movement in my calf muscle at times in the night mostly cause? Restless leg syndrome?
RLS...maybe: RLS is a common, terribly bothersome, sleep disruption that has unclear causes in most cases. Nocturnal recumbency leg cramps, on the other hand actually hurt("Charlie horse cramp"), whereas RLS gives the sensation one just MUST move the leg/legs. Rarely, electrolyte imbalance can mimic RLS. Interestingly, some anti-Parkinson's disease meds at low doses, are highly effective for RLS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Full body muscle twitches, internal tremors at night when fallng asleep, random numbness tingling. Anxiety!? Other ideas? Clean mri, emg, echo, blood.
Anxiety: Yes this could be symptoms of anxiety or other disorder. Be sure you are living a healthy lifestyle without alcohol, drugs, or smoking, and eating a healthy diet. Are you having high stress symptoms? Normal periods and normal weight? If anxiety is the problem then you need help with this. Use meditation to relax, exercise more do not use stimulants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Myoclonic jerks are involuntary twitching episodes of muscles or groups of muscles. They are very common and almost always not an issue. A common time for them to occur is at night, and often while falling asleep. However, if other symptoms exist or this condition is changing it can be a sign of some nervous system problems, too, although rarely is myoclonus the first sign. ...Read more
Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?
Irritation: Eyelid twitching is secondary to nerve or muscle fiber irritation. You do not need to treat it. That being said, it can be annoying. Try hot compresses for a few minutes, or, if you can, take aspirin, or aleve, (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Usually a single dose will stop the twitching in 30 to 40 min. ...Read more