Do you fall asleep during/after the jerking? I'm no expert and don't want to scare you but it could be a type of seizure so please ask your doctor.
The night before last it happened and kept me up all night. Last night I eventually fell asleep. Maybe "jerk" is a bad way to put it.. Spasm I guess is more accurate.. Only happens when I am trying to fall asleep
I would just like to say i have full body jerks sometimes its like i have been shocked (when falling asleep) and i researched it all over the internet and apparently its normal and nothing to worry about. Its just the nervs that are spasming. Please have a read to ease your worrys. Apparently it is very common and not threatening.
If it was a seizure it wouldnt just happen at night , it would happen anytime and anywhere. Day or night.
Last edited by cryingforever; 04-12-2011 at 11:26 AM.
I notice right before I fall asleep my legs will jerk or my shoulder will. It doesn't happen during the day, just when I am trying to sleep. Thank you.
I think it is something normal. This seems to happen to me from time to time as well and I also have a friend who seems to make weird sounds and move just before falling asleep. He has had that for years with no other problems. I think the brain somehow realizes that it's falling asleep and attempts to get in touch with different parts of the body by sending a quick impulse.
If you are still worried, the best thing would be to see a doctor who specializes in sleep disorders and ask his opinion.
I had an almond sized tumor removed from the center of my brain last November, in late May I started to experience the same kind of seizures, just when I was laying down and just in my left arm and leg. I went into the hospital and got an MRI, just in case there was any bleeding, there wasn't any thank God. They then gave me a shot of activan and my seizures stopped immediately, since then I have been prescribed a daily dose of Lorazapem and that seems to do the trick. No more seizure activity, and my brain seems to clear when I take it. It works for me, but you should consult with a doctor to find what works for you.