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Is having many myoclonic jerks every night normal?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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In brief: Yes
Myoclonic jerks are involuntary twitching episodes of muscles or groups of muscles.
They are very common and almost always not an issue. A common time for them to occur is at night, and often while falling asleep. However, if other symptoms exist or this condition is changing it can be a sign of some nervous system problems, too, although rarely is myoclonus the first sign.

In brief: Yes
Myoclonic jerks are involuntary twitching episodes of muscles or groups of muscles.
They are very common and almost always not an issue. A common time for them to occur is at night, and often while falling asleep. However, if other symptoms exist or this condition is changing it can be a sign of some nervous system problems, too, although rarely is myoclonus the first sign.
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