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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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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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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Whats 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.

Whats 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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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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