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Twitching While Sleeping
Possible diagnoses include:
1. Restless legs syndrome: leg discomfort brought on by rest and temporarily relieved by movement.
2. Periodic limb movement disorder: repetitive jerking of legs during sleep.
3. Hypnic jerk (normal): muscle twitch occurring at sleep onset - sometimes associated with sensation of falling.
Consult with a local sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...Read more
Yes, sleep apnea: Have your friend check the epworth sleepiness scale http://www. Stanford. Edu/~dement/epworth. Html sleep tests can be performed in a sleep lab or with ambulatory sleep monitors which measure oxygen level, respiratory effort and nasal airflow. If airflow is decreased or is blocked by throat closure more than 5 times/hour, he has sleep apnea and can be treated with CPAP -continuous + airway pressure. ...Read more
Probably: It could be convulsions. You will have to consult. A paediatrician. ...Read more
I recently started experiencing tingling in the body, and occasional involuntary twitching although not during sleep. What could this be?
See your doctor!
full family and personal history.
Medications, other drugs?
Worrisome and needs full evaluation and some testing, I think. ...Read more
My boyfriend's hands, legs and arms twitches non stop during sleep and he tells me he never wakes up rested. I wonder if there's any way to help him?
Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?
Agree: Dr krauser urges you to put the cart before the horse and get diagnosed. Lots of push to get into alternative therapies by entrepreneurial promoters, but you need to know what is wrong, as things can get worse rather rapidly with certain activities. Sounds like you do have nerve issues, and consider thoracic outlet, but also more peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more
5 year old moves around a lot during sleep, twitches and body will tense up and shake for a couple seconds? What is this?
May be normal: I would get a referral to see a pediatric neurologist to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more
My 5 year old moves a lot during sleep. Sometimes twitches and her whole body gets stiff and shakes for a few seconds. What could this be?
My husband has started twitching his left leg while asleep. I noticed his left hand/arm twitching whilst awake just a few days ago should I be worried?
Myoclonus: This stuff is common in sleepers. If he's walking and talking okay during the day, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
My 6 y old had some very mild twitching last night while sleeping. It was typically just a finger at a time, and just once at a time, but occurring several times over an hour or so. Normal activity?
Normal: Probably normal if the kiddo is otherwise healthy. You probably do the same thing as do most of us. ...Read more
Probably benign: Ask your pediatrician about myoclonic twitches which are benign, but could be the problem. Also could be a sleep disturbance such as a dream or nitemare. ...Read more
Dreams: She is likely just dreaming, causing her to twitch which is the most common cause of twitching like this. I know you're probably worried if she's having seizures or something more serious like that. There's an entity called Infantile Spasms but she doesn't quite fit the criteria for that either. If she starts truly flexing her upper body, at the next or waist, take her to her pediatriian ...Read more
While sleeping, I intend to stretch my legs alot. While stretching, my leg tend to twitch violently. Is that major concern?
While sleeping I am awoken by painless spasms in my arms and legs. Alsomy fingers twitch and my hands tremble, should I be worried?
Check with your sleep doc
you may benefit from a sleep study. ...Read more