Results for - Do you sleep with jerks?

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The phenomenon, known as hypnic myoclonia, is when your body jerks just as you are falling asleep. Check off which is true for you:

1. The phenomenon, known as hypnic myoclonia, is when your body jerks just as you are falling asleep. Check off which is true for you:

I've heard of hypnic myoclonia
6%
113 votes
I've had this happen to me
46%
881 votes
Both
8%
162 votes
Neither
40%
759 votes
A hypnic jerk is an involuntary twitch which occurs just as a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing them to awaken suddenly for a moment. Physically, hypnic jerks resemble the

2. A hypnic jerk is an involuntary twitch which occurs just as a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing them to awaken suddenly for a moment. Physically, hypnic jerks resemble the "jump" experienced by a person when startled, often accompanied by a falling sensation. Hypnic jerks are associated with a rapid heartbeat, quickened breathing, sweat, and sometimes "a peculiar sensory feeling of 'shock' or 'falling into the void.'" A higher occurrence is reported in people with irregular sleep schedules. Check off which is true for you, if you have experienced these types of jerks:

Falling sensation
41%
784 votes
Rapid heart beat
21%
402 votes
Sweating
15%
290 votes
Increased breathing rate
14%
268 votes
A shock feeling
30%
570 votes
I do not experience jerks
36%
695 votes
The American Academy of Sleep says that this phenom can be caused from the following. Check off which is true for you: (only if you experience the jerks).

3. The American Academy of Sleep says that this phenom can be caused from the following. Check off which is true for you: (only if you experience the jerks).

I have an irregular sleep schedule
27%
521 votes
I have anxiety
30%
583 votes
I consume caffeine
32%
621 votes
I experience stress
37%
711 votes
I do strenuous things in the evening (exercise, cleaning, job related tasks)
11%
207 votes
I do not experience jerks
37%
715 votes
I experience this practically every night. It has been said that,

4. I experience this practically every night. It has been said that, "If you lose sleep because you constantly jerk awake, you will become fatigued and may develop anxiety or worry about falling asleep. The more worried and tired you are, the more likely you are to jerk awake. The more you jerk awake, the more sleep you lose." Check off what is true for you:

I agree
42%
805 votes
I do not agree
16%
305 votes
I do not experience this phenom
42%
805 votes
10/10/2015 Health & Fitness 1915 48 By: ptajuggalette

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