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Why is that that sometimes right before you fall asleep your body does that "jump" thing or twitch?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sleep and jump

There is an area of the brain called the "reticular activating center. This is sort of like a switch.
When you are drifting into sleep activating this switch changes one from the awake stage to the sleeping stage. When the switch is thrown then one sometimes experiences the "jump" or twitch.

In brief: Sleep and jump

There is an area of the brain called the "reticular activating center. This is sort of like a switch.
When you are drifting into sleep activating this switch changes one from the awake stage to the sleeping stage. When the switch is thrown then one sometimes experiences the "jump" or twitch.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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