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Why my grand baby is jumping in his sleep since he had his 1 year old shots?

Why my grand baby is jumping in his sleep since he had his 1 year old shots?

Hard to tell...: "jumping in his sleep" usually means a child moves around a lot in his sleep. That happens in many kids, but can happen more often if he had a rough day (got poked a few times). "since he had his 1 year old shots" doesn't say how long after the shots (1 day, 1 month, 1 year, etc.), so it is hard to tell if anything is related to getting poked. If related, maybe the legs are sore or he is dreaming. ...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


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Why does my boyfriend keep jumping falling sleep?

Why does my boyfriend keep jumping falling sleep?

It's normal: It is a normal body response to jerk when falling asleep. It usually does not last long though then the muscles relax and are still, . ...Read more

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Hi, since saturday I have been experiencing a dropping/falling feeling about 4/5 times a day. Its like when you jump as you're falling to sleep. What could this be?

Hi, since saturday I have been experiencing a dropping/falling feeling about 4/5 times a day. Its like when you jump as you're falling to sleep. What could this be?

See answer: "Sleep Jerks" are a normal sudden muscle contraction (myoclonus) that can occur as you are falling asleep or waking up. Myoclonus at other times can be due to anxiety, exercise, medication side effects, metabolic disturbance and neurological disorders including seizure disorders. If there is no actual "jerk" it's possible you may be having Petit mal absence seizures. See your physician. ...Read more

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Why di I jump in my sleep every minute?

Why di I jump in my sleep every minute?

Jump/jerk in sleep: If it is only in sleep onset it is normal but more than that needs evaluation. ... See a sleep doc. Multiple conditions can do this some of them need treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my husband keep twitching and jumping in his sleep?

Why does my husband keep twitching and jumping in his sleep?

Probably benign: Most people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is a normal component of sleep. 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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What are the causes of a persons body to just jump when they are sleeping?

What are the causes of a persons body to just jump when they are sleeping?

Information: Interesting question. No specific answer. Usualy it has to do with some kind of electical activity in the brain during sleep. ...Read more

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Sometimes right at the point of sleep I will jump, or gasp for air and shake for a few moments. It can happen many times before I finally get to sleep?

Sometimes right at the point of sleep I will jump, or gasp for air and shake for a few moments. It can happen many times before I finally get to sleep?

Could be normal: This could be normal, especially if it only happens at the onset of sleep and your sleep is otherwise undisturbed through the night.

If it worsens, happens other times at night or interferes with your ability to fall asleep within a reasonable period of time you might want to consult your doctor for an exam and sleep study if indicated, ...Read more

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Where can I find the best gaestrologist in qatar. I have had 2 occasions where by when I was sleeping was forced to jump out of the bed due to accessiv?

Where can I find the best gaestrologist in qatar. I have had 2 occasions where by when I was sleeping was forced to jump out of the bed due to accessiv?

Ask your internist: I recommend seeing an internist first (for things like ulcers, esophageal reflux etc) since they can treat 90% of the problems. If the internist feels your symptoms are more than they can handle, then they can refer you to the best gastroenterologist in your area, since they have an inside knowledge of who is good. A good question to ask is, "Who would you refer yourself to, if you had my symptoms? " ...Read more

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My little boy started a week ago a tic where he jump and sometimes make noises, I am really worried cos it s everyday and before he goes to sleep.?

My little boy started a week ago a tic where he jump and sometimes make noises, I am really worried cos it s everyday and before he goes to sleep.?

Probably okay: There is a condition particularly in little boys that I refer to as "need to move". They often can not sit still and jump around and make noises. This is often after having to sit quietly at school - in the afternoon when they come home or evening when trying to relax. It is usually not a serious problem. If he is doing it during class to the point of being disruptive, he may need treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 22, female, and for the last few years I have sporadically had hallucinations in my sleep. Always of spiders. I jump out of bed every time...Why?

I'm 22, female, and for the last few years I have sporadically had hallucinations in my sleep. Always of spiders. I jump out of bed every time...Why?

Not hallucination: Seeing things by mr. Y in the absence of an external stimuli and those things cannot be seen by anyone else, is called visual hallucination. In the same way, if ms. X is in her room alone and she starts hearing voices or someone start talking to her, this is auditory hallucination. You cannot have hallucinations, if you are sleeping or dreaming. Ah/vh usually have paranoia or delusions with them. ...Read more

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Why do I jump sometimes when I am going to sleep and bite my tongue?

Why do I jump sometimes when I am going to sleep and bite my tongue?

See a neurologist: If the situation does not improve see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've been jumping from a deep sleep lately and after I jump I get the shivers and get super nervous and can't control my breathing?

I've been jumping from a deep sleep lately and after I jump I get the shivers and get super nervous and can't control my breathing?

Sleep disorder: With associated panic attacks. Please consult with your private physician and consider speaking with a psychologist for CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). ...Read more

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My daughter is 12, her leg jumps and wakes her up off and on during the night. She seems to have a restless nights sleep. What is the jumping caused frm?

My daughter is 12, her leg jumps and wakes her up off and on during the night. She seems to have a restless nights sleep. What is the jumping caused frm?

REM Sleep: She could be cycling through a stage of sleep known as rapid eye movement (rem). During rem, the activity of the brain's neurons is quite similar to that during waking hours, intense dreaming occurs as a result of heightened brain activity. This may explain the jumping of her legs. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on both sides of my tongue. They came on different nights while I was sleep. I jump up out my sleep. The pain felt like I bit my t?

I have a white bump on both sides of my tongue. They came on different nights while I was sleep. I jump up out my sleep. The pain felt like I bit my t?

That's possible: It is possibly related to bruxism or grinding/clenching of your teeth, which is not that uncommon. Sometimes you can nip the side of your tongue....then it swells and is more easily bitten again. Bruxism is considered a sleep-disorder related to unconscious muscle contraction. Dental treatments include mouth guards or correction of your bite. Stress management and muscle relaxants may also help. ...Read more

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Can you die from a jump out, when your sleeping and a noise or something wakes you abruptly? Heart attack?

Can you die from a jump out, when your sleeping and a noise or something wakes you abruptly? Heart attack?

No: Life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30, 000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30, 000 days. Be brave, take some chances, and don't sweat the small stuff (that means stop worrying). ...Read more

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My girlfriend leg has been jumping when she sleeps but lately it has been getting worst yesterday for instance she wasn't sleeping and her legs starte?

My girlfriend leg has been jumping when she sleeps but lately it has been getting worst yesterday for instance she wasn't sleeping and her legs starte?

Sleep disorder: Chronic insomnia can be associated with restless leg or periodic leg movement at bed time. It can be quite annoying to the suffer and bed partner. Diagnosis can be confirmed in the sleep lab study, or by therapeutic trial of clonazepam. Cut down caffeine, smoke and alcohol consumption, stretching exercise or massage therapy may help to reduce the symptom. ...Read more

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When I sleep at night im awaken it feel like I can't breath so I jump and my heart is beating crazy I made an appoi. Tment but have to wait a whole month?

When I sleep at night im awaken it feel like I can't breath so I jump and my heart is beating crazy I made an appoi. Tment but have to wait a whole month?

Arrhythmia: Sounds as though your symptoms may indicate an arrhythmia. A 48 hour holter (frequent/daily occurance) or event monitor (infrequent event) will likely confirm suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does my heart rate jump really high simply from turning in my bed. Possible psych med withdrawal symptoms. Getbetter quick? No relax for sleep. Air

Why does my heart rate jump really high simply from turning in my bed. Possible psych med withdrawal symptoms. Getbetter quick? No relax for sleep. Air

Nocturnal pounding: There are many reaaons why one could have such an elevated arousal level whether during night or day. There are effective treatments including specific therapy and medication iinterventions, depending on the type of disorder, e.g. Anxiety disorders. As you mention drug withdrawl, I suspect there may be more going on in your picture...Stop illicit drug use. Seek professional evaluation and help. ...Read more

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Fianc├ęs feet jump/move when asleep, every other second or same number of seconds apart. Can it be stopped. Causes rows & lack of sleep for me every night?

Neurologist: Restless leg syndrome and/ myoclonic jerks come to mind. Consult a neurologist and evaluation will also include a sleep study and possible EEG. Medications are usually effective for restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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Racing heart when laying down body feels heavy woke up drenched in sweat every time I was close to sleep I would twitch nd jump up walking weird?

Racing heart when laying down body feels heavy woke up drenched in sweat every time I was close to sleep I would twitch nd jump up walking weird?

Rapid Heart Beat: Brittany, this needs to be evaluated with an EKG today. Please go to you Family Doctor or ER today. This has the possibility of being very significant. ...Read more

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I sometimes jump in my sleep causing the muscles to contract in my arms. Can this jumping issue cause a loss of muscle mass?

I sometimes jump in my sleep causing the muscles to contract in my arms. Can this jumping issue cause a loss of muscle mass?

No it is usually-: -due 2 Ur being close 2 Bng awake & sleep, . Ur muscles relax in sleep so U do not act out Ur dreams. U jerk because U awaken & Ur muscles tonight up 2 their normal tone. In sleep ur body is essentially paralyzed by the brain, people who R not, is an example of a true sleep walker, who does not recall the events or why he awoke where he is. ...Read more

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Fast irregular heartbeat feels like jerking & I lost my sleep pattern. Will walking/jumping jacks & more sleep get my normal heart rate back?

Fast irregular heartbeat feels like jerking & I lost my sleep pattern. Will walking/jumping jacks & more sleep get my normal heart rate back?

Exercise>noSleep>yes: Fast irregular heart beats that feel like jerking are palpitations. They are usually caused by extra heart beats which can feel like a sudden "flip-flop" in the chest OR by a short run of very fast heart beats. Palpitations are not a sign of a heart problem unless you feel very faint or dizzy with them.
Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, caffeine can all cause them. See>http://bit. Ly/1vlj5cr ...Read more

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Wake up multiple times every night and upon waking I feel as if I'm dying and I jump up in bed small panic pinch myself then back to sleep. Father passed away months ago a lot of stress/ depression/anxiety. Could possibly be cause?

Wake up multiple times every night and upon waking I feel as if I'm dying and I jump up in bed small panic pinch myself then back to sleep. Father passed away months ago a lot of stress/ depression/anxiety. Could possibly be cause?

Grief/Depression: You are probably having symptoms of Depression and fear of dying because of grief from the loss of your Father. It sounds like a psychological rather than a physical problem. But to be sure it would be good to have a physical exam with your Doctor. Then you could consult with a Clinical Psychologist who could help you with your grief and fears. Medication may offer additional help for you. ...Read more

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Hi my 11 month old little girl is teething badly at the moment, also think she has a bit of a cold coming on, was exhausted after only 1 hours sleep all day, tonight after falling asleep she keeps "jumping and twitching" is this anything to worry about?

Hi my 11 month old little girl is teething badly at the moment, also think she has a bit of a cold coming on, was exhausted after only 1 hours sleep all day, tonight after falling asleep she keeps "jumping and twitching" is this anything to worry about?

No.: You should consider giving her pain relief medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen in age/weight appropriate doses for comfort. That way, she can get a good night of sleep. Topical numbing agents such as Orajel or Ambesol have fallen out of favor and should not be used. ...Read more

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What makes you sometimes jump or make you feel like you're falling when you're asleep?

What makes you sometimes jump or make you feel like you're falling when you're asleep?

Myoclonus: This is likely to be a normal event. The sleep activity is divided in non-rem (rapid eye movement) and rem sleep statges. Non-rem sleep is further divided in 4 stages (1-4) based and the amount of slowing of the electrical activity of the brain. It is common as we transition from one stage to the next, a small and brief jerky movement may occur. This is entirely normal. ...Read more

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Took 1 cymbolta last night felt sick all night and body kept jumping everytime I feel asleep. Couldn't reach orgasm this morning. It works that fast?!

Probable situation: Cymbalta/duloxetine is an snri anti-anxiety & anti-depressant medication that can be very effective but also can have side effects. Was this the first time the medication was taken? What was the dose of the medication? The therapeutic effect of the medication does not occur that quickly but side effects are often early on & temporary. Side effects are worse at higher dose & early on in general. ...Read more

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What could cause me to jump awake when I am just falling asleep? Could this be some kind of seizure

What could cause me to jump awake when I am just falling asleep? Could this be some kind of seizure

Normal: Involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles is normal when falling asleep. This occurs in healthy people and has no connection to a neurological disorder. ...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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Got bit 3 times by jumping spider approx. 2 weeks ago while asleep on left side of neck. Swollen, red, and hard now?

Got bit 3 times by jumping spider approx. 2 weeks ago while asleep on left side of neck. Swollen, red, and hard now?

Staph Infection: A common consequence of these injuries is a staph cellulitis or abscess, this is a serious problem and needs to be evaluated in person by your physician. ...Read more

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What's it called when you are so tired your brain falls asleep for a split second then you jump up ot twitch to wake up. Even though you may be busy.

What's it called when you are so tired your brain falls asleep for a split second then you jump up ot twitch to wake up. Even though you may be busy.

Micro-sleep: Medical school. Just kidding. You can be so tired that you have a micro-sleep. Another possibility is rem intrusion into a waking state. If it continues, please see a sleep doc to rule out narcolepsy or cataplexy. Sweet dreams. ...Read more

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Are muscles jumping and twitching when falling asleep common for being on suboxone? I take 12mg daily, last at 6:30 pm. I go to bed around 11:00/12:00.

Are muscles jumping and twitching when falling asleep common for being on suboxone? I take 12mg daily, last at 6:30 pm. I go to bed around 11:00/12:00.

Maybe: Twirching of the extremities, as you describe is common as part of opiate withdrawal symptoms. In fact, that's the origin of the expression: kicking the habit. So, you need to discuss this situation with your prescribing physician to best determine why you might be in withdrawal symptoms. I wonder if you are leaving it under your tongue long enough and are not getting the full dose? Good luck. ...Read more

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Can swaddling help babies sleep?

Can swaddling help babies sleep?

Yes: There perhaps is something about recreating that intrauterine environment which some infants find most comforting--swaddling. Neatly tucking a baby into a pea pod shaped bundle can provide security and warmth unlike anything else. So, once all snuggled in, sleep can not help but to come much more easily. Try it, you will like it...And so will baby! ...Read more

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Is there a sleep tablet for babies?

Is there a sleep tablet for babies?

No: A mothers warm milk is usually all that is needed. If you have ongoing problems, see your child's pediatrician for advise or a pediatric sleep specialist. ...Read more