Why our body suddenly jerks when we are falling asleep?Almost 70% of people would have experienced the sudden jerk in the body while sleeping. The sudden jerk gives a sensation of falling from the bed. It usually occurs before we enter into the deep sleep or when we feel drowsy. This sudden body jerk is called as Hypnic jerks. Recently I came across an article about Hypnic jerks and I would like to share some piece of information from that article.
Hypnic jerk is usually caused because of the muscle relaxation. During the relaxation of the muscles, sometimes the brain gets confused and mistakes it to be a sign of falling. In response to that sign, the brain immediately causes the muscle to tense up and tries to catch the body before falling down. Because of the wrong signs of muscle relaxation we feel the sudden jerk in our body.
Some of the reasons for Hypnic jerks are
1. Anxiety: Many people suffer from anxiety and so the sleep gets disturbed. Because of anxiety the sleeping pattern and the frequency of the stress level changes and so Hypnic jerks is experienced in the body.
2. Sleeping Disorders: The people who suffer from Narcolepsy and other sleeping disorder may experience hypnic jerks. Sleeping late at night sometimes causes some changes in the neurotransmission and because of that sudden jerk occur in our body.
Hypnic jerk is not a serious disorder and there is normally nothing to worry about it. No treatment is there for hypnic jerks.
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