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Muscle Spasms When Falling Asleep
Normal? : The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon! ...Read more
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Sleep paralysis: Actually it is just the opposite. The muscles have no tone and no movement during sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis occurs when falling asleep or when waking up. Vivid terror or stress dreams are associated with sleep paralysis. If the paralysis episodes recur then see a sleep specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
What causes muscles to jerk involentarily? My neck, arms, stomache, legs contract. Not painfull. When I am awake and falling asleep.
See your doc: There can be multiple reasons . Best to see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Trying to nap or sleep now get involuntary muscle tremors. Muscles tense and tremor, then relax. Hap. sev. times. Affects arms, legs, left side. ?
How long?: How long has this been going on? Any injuries or medications. Best to see your doctor for a complete examination and good history ...Read more
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
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
What is causing twitching/spasms in my left ear while falling asleep. Muscle relaxants help but spasm reoccurs after stopping medication
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
Difference between tics and spasms? Involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. What are these?
Restless leg syndrom: Restless leg syndrome encompasses many issue: involuntary movement; crawling tingling feelings, and cramps. Deficiencies in magnesium, potassium are causes and may help, particularly if you take a "fluid" pill. Calcium may help too. But there are several medicines that work quite well that your doctor can prescribe, if you do have restless leg syndrome. ...Read more
Right shoulder down arm sometimes numb like falling asleep feeling with feeling muscles are tenced up on forarm, sitting up riding motor bike right n?
Concerned...: The symptoms you are describing can be caused by a few things; most common would be a nerve entrapment locally or from your neck. Postural changes can also be the culprit; best to let your doctor examine you to determine the cause and put you on the 'bicycle path' to wellness/appropriate treament. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What neurological disorders could cause choking/ swallowing trouble usually while drifting off to sleep?Also have parethesia and myoclonic jerks.
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, a neurologist, and a sleep medicine specialist can help figure out what is going on if a person has sensations of trouble swallowing while going to sleep. There could be a problem with the nerves controlling muscles in the tongue, throat, esophagus, etc... There could be other disorders (such a swelling, looseness, tumors, etc...) in those parts of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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