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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
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more
What can my husband do for his restless leg he stays up all night tossing and turning what can we do?
R/O underlying cause: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend keeps shaking vioently in his sleep and doesnt remember it. He just started doing it and it only happens in his sleep. What is this?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 6 month old daughter lifts her legs and slams them down all night in her sleep. Why is she doing this?
My husband is 43 and has almost like a seizure in his sleep. Rapid jerking movements all over his body and face and he cant talk or get my attention o?
Needs to be checked: By a neurologist, start with your primary doctor, asap, I would be extra cautious and ask not to let him drive untill his condition is sorted out, all the best ...Read more
Many reasons: Could be bad dreams. It could be something called night terrors; if he doesn't seem to know what's going on around him and he has no memory of the event in the morning, it might be this. Or maybe the room is cold. In any case, it's not likely to go on very long, and if it does, you should speak to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more
Why do I argue with myself in my head, and usually move my lips while doing this which creeps my friends and family out?
Not entirely unusual: Many people tend to think aloud when in dilemmas. This helps them rationalize the problem. While you are not speaking out loud, you are wording your thoughts through 'silent' speech and while this may worry some family member, they can be reassured that this is only a habit, and it helps you to think things through. Good luck! ...Read more
I've been noticing that my legs twitch in my sleep, not often but maybe 1-2 times per night and it wakes me up. My hands also cramp and hurt for hrs!
Try K-Mg Aspartate: Try Potassium-Magnesium Aspartate. Aspartic acid is a mineral transporter, and will enhance the uptake of potassium and magnesium into the cells. Restless legs, as you are describing, often responds to additional magnesium and potassium, two minerals which most people are deficient. ...Read more
Whenever I sleep I always kick punch talk and make no snseguest left and this was me sleeping with nobody in my bed help?
A sleep study: may help to determine the cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Right before falling asleep ur body might jerk; my husband does this all nite long in his sleep about every 5 minutes each jerk is like 2-3 shakes. Help!
Restless legs: If your husband's legs jerk all night long, he likely has restless leg syndrome or nocturnal myoclonus. If this affects your sleep, have him see his family physician or go to a sleep physician. An overnight sleep study will give him a diagnosis. There is good medicine to decrease the severity of this problem. ...Read more
My husband has very severe body jerks while awake and asleep. he also sleeps with his arms straight up like Frankenstein and doesn't notice. but the t?
My daughter does alot of talking in her sleep and sometimes i go and check on her and her arms be moving as she talking, what's going on with her?
Dreaming: She is dreaming. Perfectly normal behavior.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter is 5 and she's been twitching at night in shoulder to her leg and sometimes when awake what could this be?
My partner has a habit of shaking and jerking in her sleep and pulling at her hair. With her bad knee she may hurt herself. Is there something I can do to help her?
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