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Why Do People Fall Backwards
Benign usually: Many people have mild limb jerking as they fall asleep. This is nocturnal myoclonus, and is typically benign. The jerks that awaken folks at nite from sleep are different and although a type of myoclonus, are termed paroxysmal limb movements of sleep, a restless leg type of process. If this affects your sleep, have this evaluated. ...Read more
Happens to all: You are apparently tall yourself. Tall people have no greater incidence of bad coordination than do average or short people. This is widely distributed. Those with a lack of coordination can take training with sports medicine experts to improve that if that is important. ...Read more
Traumato braintissue: Brain tissue trauma involving significant areas relating to position ...Read more
Many reasons: Possible causes: posture...Do not try to fall asleep reading or propped up on your hands. On your back also can cause this to happen. Try only on your side in a quiet dark room. Have nothing to eat or drink prior to bedtime except possibly warm milk (high in Amino Acid tryptophan). Sugary snacks late at night or even red wine also could cause this to happen. Also could try a hot shower on neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect against all forces that the neck may be potentially exposed to such as in a car accident. ...Read more
Impossible to say: This is a topic, like dreaming, that is not well understood and even more difficult to explain for someone that is hearing whispers. The person to talk to might be a psychologist. Maybe there is some sort of stress or an event that triggered your dream after all this time. ...Read more
Many reasons: Many factors can impact sleep including light exposure, stress, travel, medications, your general sleep hygiene, underlying medical disorders, congestion, etc. If there is variation in any of these factors it could affect how well you sleep some nights more so than others. ...Read more
Good sleep hygiene: 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compensatory vagal: Intense exercise stimulates the sympathetic (catecholamine) nervous system ("fight or flight" response). Once excessive catecholamines secreted the brainstem might counterbalance with increased vagal ("parasympathetic or rest and digest" tone). Increased vagal effects can elicit the nausea/vomiting. This threshold is reached easier when one is out of shape. ...Read more
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