Twitching/jerking while falling asleep?
ewass at helix.nih.gov
Fri Jan 27 08:36:44 EST 1995
<mattfei-2601952055010001 at davenport-college-kstar-node.net.yale.edu>,
mattfei at minerva.cis.yale.edu (Matt Feiszli) wrote:
> Does anyone have any information on twitching/jerking while trying to
> fall asleep (or could someone at least tell me what to call it)? Does it
> correlate with things like stress, anxiety or activity before sleep?
> Thanks for any information.
This is known as hypnogogic jerking and not much is known about it. It
originates in the brain and is a normal feature of sleep onset. It may be
more common in people who are sleep deprived.
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