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Is twitching when someone is sleeping normal or a disorder?
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology
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In brief: Probably benign
Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused.
This is worse when sleep deprived. 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.

In brief: Probably benign
Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused.
This is worse when sleep deprived. 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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