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Is twitching normal as you fall asleep?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Twitching

Twitching at the time of fall asleep is actually not uncommon.

In brief: Twitching

Twitching at the time of fall asleep is actually not uncommon.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: They can be

Movements around sleep onset are quite common and may be simple as leg twitch or body jerk and a feeling of falling.
They can also be a sign of restless legs or periodic limb movements during wake. Most sleep specialists are not concerned unless it is affecting getting to sleep, affecting your sleep quality or are disruptive to a bed partner.

In brief: They can be

Movements around sleep onset are quite common and may be simple as leg twitch or body jerk and a feeling of falling.
They can also be a sign of restless legs or periodic limb movements during wake. Most sleep specialists are not concerned unless it is affecting getting to sleep, affecting your sleep quality or are disruptive to a bed partner.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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