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Why Does My Baby Keep Jumping In Her Sleep
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
I am 36 weeks pregnant and my baby is always jumping and flipping inside me.. I don't think she sleeps which prevent me from doing regular work?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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