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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
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 ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i start to fall asleep i get a "jolt like" sensation and kind of jump or twitch a little and wake up. This happens a lot. What is it/causes it?
Hypnogogic myoclonus: Quite common and normal. I have it too. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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
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.
I had a total thyroidectomy back in 2006 and am on synthroid (thyroxine). My husband states I have been twitching in my sleep at night. Could this be causing it?
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