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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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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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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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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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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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My feet twitch and night when i relax or try to go to sleep its really driving me mad?

My feet twitch and night when i relax or try to go to sleep  its really driving me mad?

Let try to help: I think what you have RLS (restless leg syndrome) try looking up: www.Rls.Org ther medication for that. ...Read more

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