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What is the falling or kicking feeling right before you fall asleep?

What is the falling or kicking feeling right before you fall asleep?

RLS or meds: You may have restless leg syndrome or an electrolyte imbalance. Both can cause what you describe as well as a malfunctioniung thyroid. Check with you md, who can treat either one. ...Read more

Falling Backwards (Definition)

Falling backwards (Backward disequilibrium ) A postural disorder with tendency to fall backwards can be a sign of brain problems. (example: progressive supranuclear palsy). For ...Read more


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Sometimes as I'm falling asleep, right before I fall asleep, these spasm right in my balls happens, feels like my balls pull up, then I jolt awake...?

Sometimes as I'm falling asleep, right before I fall asleep, these spasm right in my balls happens, feels like my balls pull up, then I jolt awake...?

Cremasteric: Has to do with the changes in brain electricity which then can cause spasms in the leg muscles which affects the cremasteric nervous pathway. Not dangerous and common enough. ...Read more

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Why do you twitch right before you fall asleep?

Why do you twitch right before you fall asleep?

Possibly abnormal: Recently jerks have been tied to sleep anxiety, fatigue, and discomfort. People having trouble sleeping or can’t get comfortable in bed appear to experience the sensation more often. It is especially more common with people who are trying to fight falling asleep or have deprived themselves of sleep for more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Why is that that sometimes right before you fall asleep your body does that "jump" thing or twitch?

Why is that that sometimes right before you fall asleep your body does that "jump" thing or twitch?

Sleep and jump: There is an area of the brain called the "reticular activating center. This is sort of like a switch. When you are drifting into sleep activating this switch changes one from the awake stage to the sleeping stage. When the switch is thrown then one sometimes experiences the "jump" or twitch. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up right before i fall asleep?

Why do I wake up right before i fall asleep?

???: Wake up right before you fall asleep? People generally are awake before they fall asleep :-). If you mean that you wake up right after falling asleep, with a feeling like falling, this is a common occurrence and generally not a big concern. Just realize that you were startled and relax. If it occurs chronically, possibly see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I shake right before i fall asleep?

Why do I shake right before i fall asleep?

Sleep starts: Generally benign and often better known as sleep starts or hynpic jerks. It is the loss or decrease in postural muscle tone as you go to sleep. ...Read more

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Right before i fall asleep, i wake up like a i can't breathe and I feel like I can't swallow.I have sleep apnea and this happens when I don't use cpap?

Right before i fall asleep, i wake up like a i can't breathe and I feel like I can't swallow.I have sleep apnea and this happens when I don't use cpap?

Sleep apnea: Thats one of the symptoms of sleep apnea. Make sure you use your mask. Some people depending on the severity of the apnea will use a dental appliance or have surgery. Make sure your CPAP has a humidifier on it as well ...Read more

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When i sleep at night right before i fall asleep sometimes it feels like my heart skips a beat fluters i open my eyes breathe then its gone ?Comments

When i sleep at night right before i fall asleep sometimes it feels like my heart skips a beat  fluters i open my eyes breathe then its gone ?Comments

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Post psych meds im no longer able to sleep if i try to fall asleep i wake up right before and shake leg. Also feel breathless and grunt in pain &shock?

Post psych meds im no longer able to sleep if i try to fall asleep i wake up right before and shake leg. Also feel breathless and grunt in pain &shock?

Problems: Did you taper off your medications or stop them cold turkey? Don't know which psychiatric medications you were on. But stopping some can lead to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation syndrome. The electric shocks can also occur w coming off of some ssri's. Please discuss this w your treating psychiatrist. A slower taper is often helpful. In the meantime practice good sleep >>>. ...Read more

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I always fall asleep by 10:30/11 to wake up at 8am. I ALWAYS wake up at 4am, wide awake, not being able to fall back to sleep for at least an hr.

May be normal: If your time in bed is longer than your sleep need, awakening during the night is normal. Try reducing you time in bed to 8 hours or less. ...Read more

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I fall asleep quite easily, but then i wake up half way through my sleep, it happens at 4ish, i wake up for about 10 minutes then fall back to sleep?

I fall asleep quite easily, but then i wake up half way through my sleep, it happens at 4ish, i wake up for about 10 minutes then fall back to sleep?

Hide clock: Practice good sleep hygiene. Excellent instructions are given by dr. Heidi fowler on this website or you may go to counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... For a two page review of proper sleep habits. Your brain is becoming trained to wake up at 4 o'clock and then it develops into an obsession. By not being able to see what time you wake up your brain will go back to its normal pattern. You do not have a sleep disorder. You just have to turn your alarm clock around so that you can't see what time it is when you wake up.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is ther something i can do 2 sleep? i've been havin trouble sleeping. like i can fall asleep f4, 1 hour & wake up and then i cnt fall back asleep.

Is ther something i can do 2 sleep? i've been havin trouble sleeping. like i can fall asleep f4, 1 hour & wake up and then i cnt fall back asleep.

Sleeping: sleep can be affected by many things. Is this a recent change, maybe something is on your mind, are you stressed out? Excercise can sometimes help clear your head. Decrease caffeine in your diet, look at your sleeping area. Is the room dark enough, with no stimulation. Sometimes ambient backgound noise can be helpful, like wave sounds. Benedryl also is poss for sleeping. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. Read my article on the topic. ...Read more

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What to do if i lie down at 11 feeling tired but can't fall asleep?

What to do if i lie down at 11 feeling tired but can't fall asleep?

Use really good: Sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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It's so difficult to fall asleep. I'm up all hours of the night. I lay down feeling tired. Lay there for a bit. Then bam wide awake. What can I do?

It's so difficult to fall asleep. I'm up all hours of the night. I lay down feeling tired. Lay there for a bit. Then bam wide awake. What can I do?

Start w good sleep: Hygiene. If that doesn't do the trick - see your physician for evaluation. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work. ...Read more