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Doctor insights on: Uncontrollable Twitching While Sleeping

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What causes severe muscle twitches while falling asleep?

What causes severe muscle twitches while falling asleep?

Normal? : The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon! ...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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What causes involuntary movement while sleeping?

What causes involuntary movement while sleeping?

Sleep movements: Many disorders cause abnormal movements during sleep. Plmd where the limbs jerk is common. Stereotypical movement may occur with nocturnal seizures. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more

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Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Hmmm: Could still be myoclonus. Possibilities include epileptic myoclonus, subcortical myoclonus, and other other movement disorders. Movement disorders which occur during sleep are not psychological, so something is going on. I would visit neurologist. ...Read more

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While Sleeping my Father Shivers frequently?

While Sleeping my  Father Shivers frequently?

Possibly normal: This might be normal for him. However if he looks sick, is losing weight, has fevers, has a bad cough or other signs of poor health, take him to see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

Stress: Possibly it's related to stress in your life. You manage it while awake, but when you sleep, your subconscious takes over and away your jaws / muscles go- grinding.. Another theory is that you might have constricted breathing airways and it's a way your body compensates to try to get more air. ...Read more

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Severe jerking movements during sleep?

Severe jerking movements during sleep?

Many causes: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read more

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Jerking movements of legs during sleep?

Sleep disorder: This is a well known condition related to brain irritability, medications are available. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes jerking movements during sleep?

What causes jerking movements during sleep?

Sleep disorder: Jumping leg syndrome is a well known sleep disorder arising from an irritable brain. There are medications but I have found that sugar ingestion and caffeine are common causes. Try doing "cold turkey" on both if you are using them (who doesn't?). ...Read more

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Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?

Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?

Maybe normal: Many children twitch and can even have motion during their sleep. However it would be good to video this and show it to your pediatrician to be sure it is normal. Seeing the motion is very helpful . ...Read more

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Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching of the eyes can be benign if it's myokymia and caused by tiredness or exertion. However, it seems you need a physical exam in which your doctor can assess your eyes too, and give you a medical plan to follow. S/he may need to order labs too. ...Read more

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Solution for involuntary ejaculation while sleeping

Solution for involuntary ejaculation while sleeping

Normal: Often referred to as a "wet dream" since it is sometimes associated with sexual stimulation through the dream. Don't worry it happens to all healthy males. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms and flexing while sleeping?

Muscle spasms and flexing while sleeping?

Muscle spasm: can occur in virtually any muscle, but they are most common in the legs. A number of factors may cause a muscle spasm like overexercise, inadequate blood supply, luck of vitamin B. Prevention is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Experiences mild jerks and sweating upper body while sleeping ?

Experiences mild jerks and sweating upper body while sleeping ?

R/O RLS: RLS = RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME. PSG or sleep study give far mor detail for insomnia and sleep disorders /Parasomnia./RLS. If a Seizure disorder is suspected an EEG Is ordered to evaluate a seizure focus. In your situation the PSG or sleep study is appropriate for initial evaluation and a Neurology consult . ...Read more

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Facial grimacing in my sleep. Myoclonus? The grimacing only happens a few times while sleeping. Usually it wakes me up. Possibly of being seizures?

Facial grimacing in my sleep.  Myoclonus? The grimacing only happens a few times while sleeping.  Usually it wakes me up. Possibly of being seizures?

See your PCP: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to a specialist if need be. Your symptom is non-specific and may or may not be serious. It's very difficult to give a good answer without proper history and examination. ...Read more

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Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Sleep: It could be that you put pressure on your arm with your head or have medical conditions or low calcium. ...Read more

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