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What could cause facial and neck muscle twitching right before going to sleep?

What could cause facial and neck muscle twitching right before going to sleep?

Myoclonic jerks: Muscle twitching as one is falling asleep is a normal physiological condition. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Get adequate sleep
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Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Find ways to reduce stress
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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

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My 20 month old gets twitches when he is going to sleep. What would be the cause?

My 20 month old gets twitches when he is going to sleep.  What would be the cause?

Normal: We all have those as we fall asleep and wake up.Those jerks are more than likely myoclonic spasms. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Avoid caffeine
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Get 8 hours of sleep
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Reduce stress
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Is it normal for one's head twitch when you're going off to sleep?

Sleep starts: Head or body jerks at sleep onset can be normal phenomena. ...Read more

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Twitching all over for a month now when i try to go to sleep. I'm 20 years old what is wrong?

Twitching all over for a month now when i try to go to sleep. I'm 20 years old what is wrong?

RLS?: Although an investigation into thyroid issues, nerve problems and vascular problems might be warranted, hopefully this represents restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Get more rest during the day
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Reduce eye strain
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Go to bed early
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What could cause twitching or spasms in belly at night while going to sleep?

What could cause twitching or spasms in belly at night while going to sleep?

Muscle changes?: Muscle twitches could occur with a viral infection, changes in the spinal cord, changes in the blood chemistry, medicine side effects, lots of exercise or sit ups, or stopping lots of exercise or sit ups after doing them regularly. ...Read more

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