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Do I have restless leg syndrome if I kick like I am startled when first falling asleep?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hypnic jerks

The movements described are called hypnic jerks ANS not rls.

In brief: Hypnic jerks

The movements described are called hypnic jerks ANS not rls.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Sudden jerky movement just before falling sleep is a normal phenomenon.
Restless leg syndrome is just that restlessness usually relieved with activity and recurring with rest.

In brief: No

Sudden jerky movement just before falling sleep is a normal phenomenon.
Restless leg syndrome is just that restlessness usually relieved with activity and recurring with rest.
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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