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Twitching and kicking before sleep. Why do I only do it sometimes?

Twitching and kicking before sleep. Why do I only do it sometimes?

Probably benign: Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is worse when sleep deprived. Repeated movements of the legs is periodic leg movements of sleep, a variation of restless legs syndrome. This can make the legs and feet twitch hundreds of times in the night; it can be easily treated by prescription medication. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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For the past 3-4 days i couldnt sleep and neither do I feel tired enough to do so in the first place is that bad and what can I do to fall asleep?

For the past 3-4 days i couldnt sleep and neither do I feel tired enough to do so in the first place is that bad and what can I do to fall asleep?

Worried?: Sudden difficulty sleeping is often due to anxiety at your age. Are you worried about something? Do you feel like you have a good plan to deal with the issue? Have you discussed it with a parent or school counselor? Writing down what you are worried about and adding possible solutions prior to bed may help you relax. If not, you may need to speak to a doctor for help. ...Read more

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I have this habit of shaking my legs when I'm sitting down and when i want to sleep; if I dont shake them I wont be able to sleep. Is this normal?

I have this habit of shaking my legs when I'm sitting down and when i want to sleep; if I dont shake them I wont be able to sleep. Is this normal?

Yes it's normal: You have developed a habit. It is not harmful to you, but you may come upon a day in which you need to change the habit - such as the day you interrupt the sleep of another with it. You CAN sleep without the leg shaking, but will have to adjust to it. ...Read more

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I am always tired but i can't sleep, when I do its so hard nothing will wake me up and I have constant headaches. What's wrong? I've tried melatonin and no caffiene after a certain point and no naps during the day, but nothing helps.

I am always tired but i can't sleep, when I do its so hard nothing will wake me up and I have constant headaches. What's wrong? I've tried melatonin and no caffiene after a certain point and no naps during the day, but nothing helps.

These : These symptoms can be attributed to a multitude of diseases. Without a full medical history, physical exam, and laboratory testing it is difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem. Recommend an evaluation by his physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I feel like my eyes are going to pop out. It only happens when I lay down at night, and I am almost certain that I do have anxiety. Is that the cause?

I feel like my eyes are going to pop out. It only happens when I lay down at night, and I am almost certain that I do have anxiety. Is that the cause?

An opthamologist: can address possible eye condition. Once they have been ruled out you can see a mental health professional for anxiety disorder treatment. Don't rely on medication only. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do I move around and kick when i'm asleep. What can I do to lay still?

Why do I move around and kick when i'm asleep. What can I do to lay still?

Restless legs synd: Consult your physician for diagnosis .You restless legs syndrome (rls) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that affects the legs and causes an urge to move them. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder. The causeof restless leg syndrome is not known although there are many factors chronic medical conditions and medications that are associated ...Read more

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When I am sleeping why do I wake up all of asudden with terrible leg pains, so bad it brings tears to my eyes? Only when i sleep

When I am sleeping why do I wake up all of asudden with terrible leg pains, so bad it brings tears to my eyes? Only when i sleep

Tough to tell: Nocturnal leg cramps are common and there is no defnitive answer to the cause in many caases. Dietary issues and electrolyte abnormalities (for example potassium fluctuations) may play a role. There are some treatments available, so discuss with your dr. And get and eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have really bad insomia? It takes me forever to fall asleep and sometimes I try to take naps and I cant sleep even though I am so tired.

Why do I have really bad insomia? It takes me forever to fall asleep and sometimes I try to take naps and I cant sleep even though I am so tired.

Insomnia is sleep: Difficulty. It can be difficult to go to sleep or stay asleep. See your doc and perhaps a mental health professional to learn techniques to help. Food plan, exercise, lifestyle change, etc all can help. Peace and good health. Stop things like using computer, exercise, etc. one hour prior to sleep. ...Read more

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Why do I get extremly ichy all over when I go to do exercise. This only happens every now and then.?

Why do I get extremly ichy all over when I go to do exercise. This only happens every now and then.?

Urticaria: there are a spectrum of allergic conditions, a common one due to cold exposure for example. http://www.livestrong.com/article/361028-skin-itching-during-exercise/ http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1367.html ...Read more

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Nightmares when i sleep on my back. i know im asleep and try and shout out but i cant.i have to really try and wake myself up. Only when on back?

Nightmares when i sleep on my back. i know im asleep and try and shout out but i cant.i have to really try and wake myself up. Only when on back?

Need sleep study: Recommend you consider consulting a sleep specialist. You may be experiencing a phenomenon called sleep paralysis . There are a number of possible reasons for this symptom and s sleep expert can sort it out for you . ...Read more

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Any reason why I am so restless when i sleep every night and how do I stop it?

Any reason why I am so restless when i sleep every night and how do I stop it?

Many reasons: There could be many reasons. Anxiety, stress, underlying medical (including sleep) issues, and of course improper sleep hygiene. Try to avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, large meals, bright lights, and electronics (tv, smart phone, computer, etc.) before bedtime. And go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Ok so i dont know what to do. I always feel as tho im half asleep, during the day i sometimes go into auto pilot and when i snap out of it i cant seem?

More information : Need a better history. Such as. What time do you go to bed? Are you on medication? Give a thorough history first then can go from there ...Read more

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I dont knoe what wrong with my body i can sleep all night, then wake up do some chore and go back to sleep with no problem, i dont really eat anymore?

I dont knoe what wrong with my body i can sleep all night, then wake up do some chore and go back to sleep with no problem, i dont really eat anymore?

Fatigue,malaise: You certainly sound as if you have some underlying fatigue and malaise. Increased lethargy (tiredness) can occur for many reasons from a simple often minor underlying depression to medical/metabloic causes such as thyroid disease, anemia, viruses, etc. If your severe tiredness continues, see the Doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I can't stop dreaming and I don't feel rested when I wake. My dreams are weird and sometimes disturbing. Is there anything I can do?

I can't stop dreaming and I don't feel rested when I wake. My dreams are weird and sometimes disturbing. Is there anything I can do?

Sleep disorder: Consult your physician and get examined. Try melatonin supplemntation and aromatherapy with lavender. Try OTC sleeping medications which contain mostly antihistamine products. Exercise, meditate and get to a physician's office. You may benefit from psychological counseling. ...Read more

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In my dreams I know when something's going to happen and sometimes I can stop it and sometimes I can't, why is this?

In my dreams I know when something's going to happen and sometimes I can stop it and sometimes I can't, why is this?

We are different: Most people cannot predict what will happen in their dreams leave alone how to stop bad things from happening. We know little of what goes on when we sleep/dream. ...Read more

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When I'm lying in bed at night I get violent leg twitches and spasms. Then they're really uncomfortable. How do I get them to stop?

When I'm lying in bed at night I get violent leg twitches and spasms. Then they're really uncomfortable. How do I get them to stop?

Stretch: Before bed do muscle stretching. No eating before bedtime. If that does not help get some labs (electrolytes, kidney function ) done at the doctors office. If that does not lead to a solution consider a sleep study or a neurology consult. ...Read more

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When I do not get enough sleep, when i wake up, it is hard for me to breathe throughout the entire day. Why does this happen?

When I do not get enough sleep, when i wake up, it is hard for me to breathe throughout the entire day. Why does this happen?

Many Reasons: One possibility is sleep apnea combined with acid reflux. You should get a consult with your internist to discuss your options (ex.Sleep study done or and/or endoscopic exam(or other diagnostic exam for acid reflux), or other diagnostic procedures) to get an accurate diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more