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Is that feeling of falling and suddenly jolting awake the same thing as night seizures?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: Myoclonic jerk

It is not a seizure.

In brief: Myoclonic jerk

It is not a seizure.
Dr. Matthew Goren
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Not usually

Hypnic jerks are a very common experience that occurs at sleep onset and associated with a feeling of falling and jerking awake.
They tend to be isolated, not repetitive and not associated with confusion, or strange movement behaviors. Seizures can be serious and should be evaluated if there is a concern.

In brief: Not usually

Hypnic jerks are a very common experience that occurs at sleep onset and associated with a feeling of falling and jerking awake.
They tend to be isolated, not repetitive and not associated with confusion, or strange movement behaviors. Seizures can be serious and should be evaluated if there is a concern.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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