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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why does my baby jump and twitch in his sleep?

Why does my baby jump and twitch in his sleep?

Jump in sleep: It may be a normal infantile reflex that disappers by 6 months.

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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, .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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? "

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.