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Dr. Robert Killian
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Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Mental Health: Perhaps it is time to seek assistance outside of a normal clinic such as at a naturopath's office. Any chronic pain and stressful situation can lead to mental health issues and from your question it would appear that any healing you get will or should include some work on your spirit and mental health. ...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


Dr. Duane Gels
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I was trying to get sleep & randomly felt a twitch from my upper back to upper part of my arms which woke me up..is that common to get twitches before going to sleep?

I was trying to get sleep & randomly felt a twitch from my upper back to upper part of my arms which woke me up..is that common to get twitches before going to sleep?

Usually normal: Yes, happens often as you pass through stages of sleep, and is normal. Tho usually it's the sleep partner who complains; the sleeper stays asleep, but sometimes it does wakes them. Reading my toddler to sleep, when she twitches, I know she's out and I can go back to my reality show. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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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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Dr. David Lipkin
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What if different parts of my body will all twitch right before I go to sleep? What could that be?

What if different parts of my body will all twitch right  before I go to sleep? What could that be?

Sleep jerks: A twitch is a sudden brief muscle contraction. Two examples of harmless twitches are "sleep jerks" and hiccups. Sleep jerks of an arm or leg occur as one is falling asleep. Hiccups are the result of twitching of the diaphragm muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Amster
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Why do you twitch in bed, when your about to go to sleep? Not just before.. But when your still awake in bed? Leg and arm twitches

Why do you twitch in bed, when your about to go to sleep?  Not just before.. But when your still awake in bed? Leg and arm twitches

Myoclonic jerks: Myoclonic jerks are common. Stimulation of the muscle in little bursts makes the muscle jerk. It's part of the reflex arc and normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes twitching when going to sleep?

What causes twitching when going to sleep?

? Sleep myoclonus ?: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/Myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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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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Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
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Dr. Dean Giannone
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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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