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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, .

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 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 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.

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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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