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I keep waking up in the night and can't move my leg?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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In brief: Cant move legs

It is important to know how long you're unable to move the leg.
During rem sleep our brain has a disconnect between moving the limbs and our thoughts of that we don't thrash about during our dreams. If you awake at the end of rem sleep there may be a brief period of time it's difficult to move but that should only be several seconds. If it lasts longer then see your doctor.

In brief: Cant move legs

It is important to know how long you're unable to move the leg.
During rem sleep our brain has a disconnect between moving the limbs and our thoughts of that we don't thrash about during our dreams. If you awake at the end of rem sleep there may be a brief period of time it's difficult to move but that should only be several seconds. If it lasts longer then see your doctor.
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