safwan riyaz

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Do you jerk while sleeping?

Do you jerk while sleeping?

Post By : safwan riyaz

Post Rank : 1818th

Category : Health & Fitness

Sub Category : Men's Health

17 Jan 2014

This must have happened and will be happening to all of us. we tend to feel like we are falling down while we fall asleep. it usually happens after a long hectic day.

A 'hypnic jerk'as it is known is an involuntary action that occurs during hypnagogia,  Just as we begin to fall asleep we causes to our sudden awaken thinking we have fallen from somewere.

Physically, hypnic jerks resembles a jump that we usually do during a sudden shock, it is complete with a falling sensation. It was found that it is seen more for people with irregular sleep and less sleeping hours.

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine there are a wide range of potential causes, including anxiety, caffeine, stress and strenuous activities in the evening.