Is it normal.......n/w

Bob.B Lion

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That don't sound right mate, have a look on google, might be something completely innocuous, or you may have Parkinson's or some shit !.
 

kevrelles

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When I'goto bed or falling a kip on the sofa my arm legs even hips (dont get excited ulster) jerk and twitch, I know your body does do this a bit just before you fall to sleep apparently but I fill like I'm in a body popping breakdance competition its driving me nuts
Depends,are you Wanking at the time ,? If so ,put it down to reaching the vinegar stroke :eek!:
 

Beaufoyboy

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When I'goto bed or falling a kip on the sofa my arm legs even hips (dont get excited ulster) jerk and twitch, I know your body does do this a bit just before you fall to sleep apparently but I fill like I'm in a body popping breakdance competition its driving me nuts
It’s the death rattle
 

SE1

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Might Help
What causes it?​

It’s not clear why hypnagogic jerks occur. Healthy individuals may experience this phenomenon without a known cause.
Research into this sleep phenomenon is limited, but some theories exist. Some possible causes of hypnagogic jerk include:

Anxiety and stress​

Anxious thoughts or stress and worry may keep your brain active, even as your muscles try to relax as you drift off to sleep. This might cause your brain to send out “alert” signals as you’re dozing or even while you’re asleep.
Likewise, if you start to experience more jerks or twitches, you may develop anxiety about sleeping because you begin to worry about these sleep starts.

Stimulants​

Caffeine and nicotine can impact your body’s ability to fall asleep naturally and stay asleep.
Chemicals in these products may prevent your brain from reaching deep sleep and instead startle your brain from time to time.

Exercise​

Daily physical activity can help you get better shut-eye, but exercise that’s too close to bedtime may make you more likely to experience sleep starts.
Your brain and muscles may not be able to slow down for sleep quickly enough.

Sleep deprivation​

Sleep disturbances and poor sleep habits may be linked to hypnagogic jerks.

Evolutionary hypothesis​

Research from the University of Colorado suggests the origins for this sleep phenomenon go back further, to our evolutionary ancestors.
They propose the hypnagogic jerk was a way of helping primates readjust their sleeping positions before dozing off so they didn’t fall out of a tree or get hurt during their slumber.


Is treatment necessary?​

Hypnagogic jerks don’t require treatment. They’re not a serious condition, and they won’t cause complications.
Instead, treatment for hypnagogic jerks focuses on preventing them from happening. These steps may help you fall asleep and stay asleep without the interruption from sleep starts:
  • Avoid caffeine. A morning cup of joe is OK, but anything after midday may set you up for sleep disturbances. Try to reduce your overall caffeine consumption level, especially in the afternoon and evening.
  • Avoid stimulants. In addition to caffeine, you should limit the amount of nicotine and alcohol you use in a day, especially after midday. A glass of wine before bed may help you doze off, but you’ll be more likely to have restless sleep and to wake up.
  • Exercise earlier. Get your daily sweat session in before noon. If you can’t swing that, try to do only low-intensity forms of exercise in the evening, such as Pilates or yoga.
  • Adopt a pre-sleep routine. For 30 minutes before bedtime, disconnect from technology, turn down the lights, and slow down. Help your brain prepare for sleep by cranking down your energy use and relaxing before you try to get shut eye. Try these 10 natural ways to sleep better.
  • Breathing exercises. When you’re in bed, inhale for 10 counts, hold for 5 counts, and exhale slowly for 10 counts. Do this exercise several times to help slow your heart rate, brain, and breathing.


The takeaway​

If you develop anxiety about falling asleep and experiencing hypnagogic jerks, you may want to talk with a doctor about your concerns and experiences.
Likewise, if this sleep disturbance is preventing you from getting sleep and being well-rested, make an appointment with your doctor. They may prescribe sleep medications or muscle-relaxing drugs to help you ease into sleep.
It’s important to remember, however, that hypnagogic jerks are not a disorder. They’re not a serious condition. They’re not even uncommon. Many people experience these starts in their sleep.
Taking time to relax before bed may help reduce how often you experience them. A few changes to your daily routine may set you up for better sleep at night.
 

Gaeilge Millwall

Well-known member
When I'goto bed or falling a kip on the sofa my arm legs even hips (dont get excited ulster) jerk and twitch, I know your body does do this a bit just before you fall to sleep apparently but I fill like I'm in a body popping breakdance competition its driving me nuts
Have you checked if Ulster has put the remote controlled love eggs in without you even knowing ?? :):):)
 

Overseaswall

Well-known member

Might Help​

What causes it?​

It’s not clear why hypnagogic jerks occur. Healthy individuals may experience this phenomenon without a known cause.
Research into this sleep phenomenon is limited, but some theories exist. Some possible causes of hypnagogic jerk include:

Anxiety and stress​

Anxious thoughts or stress and worry may keep your brain active, even as your muscles try to relax as you drift off to sleep. This might cause your brain to send out “alert” signals as you’re dozing or even while you’re asleep.
Likewise, if you start to experience more jerks or twitches, you may develop anxiety about sleeping because you begin to worry about these sleep starts.

Stimulants​

Caffeine and nicotine can impact your body’s ability to fall asleep naturally and stay asleep.
Chemicals in these products may prevent your brain from reaching deep sleep and instead startle your brain from time to time.

Exercise​

Daily physical activity can help you get better shut-eye, but exercise that’s too close to bedtime may make you more likely to experience sleep starts.
Your brain and muscles may not be able to slow down for sleep quickly enough.

Sleep deprivation​

Sleep disturbances and poor sleep habits may be linked to hypnagogic jerks.

Evolutionary hypothesis​

Research from the University of Colorado suggests the origins for this sleep phenomenon go back further, to our evolutionary ancestors.
They propose the hypnagogic jerk was a way of helping primates readjust their sleeping positions before dozing off so they didn’t fall out of a tree or get hurt during their slumber.


Is treatment necessary?​

Hypnagogic jerks don’t require treatment. They’re not a serious condition, and they won’t cause complications.
Instead, treatment for hypnagogic jerks focuses on preventing them from happening. These steps may help you fall asleep and stay asleep without the interruption from sleep starts:
  • Avoid caffeine. A morning cup of joe is OK, but anything after midday may set you up for sleep disturbances. Try to reduce your overall caffeine consumption level, especially in the afternoon and evening.
  • Avoid stimulants. In addition to caffeine, you should limit the amount of nicotine and alcohol you use in a day, especially after midday. A glass of wine before bed may help you doze off, but you’ll be more likely to have restless sleep and to wake up.
  • Exercise earlier. Get your daily sweat session in before noon. If you can’t swing that, try to do only low-intensity forms of exercise in the evening, such as Pilates or yoga.
  • Adopt a pre-sleep routine. For 30 minutes before bedtime, disconnect from technology, turn down the lights, and slow down. Help your brain prepare for sleep by cranking down your energy use and relaxing before you try to get shut eye. Try these 10 natural ways to sleep better.
  • Breathing exercises. When you’re in bed, inhale for 10 counts, hold for 5 counts, and exhale slowly for 10 counts. Do this exercise several times to help slow your heart rate, brain, and breathing.


The takeaway​

If you develop anxiety about falling asleep and experiencing hypnagogic jerks, you may want to talk with a doctor about your concerns and experiences.
Likewise, if this sleep disturbance is preventing you from getting sleep and being well-rested, make an appointment with your doctor. They may prescribe sleep medications or muscle-relaxing drugs to help you ease into sleep.
It’s important to remember, however, that hypnagogic jerks are not a disorder. They’re not a serious condition. They’re not even uncommon. Many people experience these starts in their sleep.
Taking time to relax before bed may help reduce how often you experience them. A few changes to your daily routine may set you up for better sleep at night.
Thanks mate, I dont have caffeine but I will try some if the other ideas