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Old 12-16-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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why do i feel like i am getting an electric shock just as i fall asleep

why do i feel like i am getting an electric shock just as i fall asleep

 
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Re: why do i feel like i am getting an electric shock just as i fall asleep

I can't tell you why your having it but I can tell you I have had it for years, sometimes worse than others. sometimes it is such a strong electric jolt it sounds like a shotgun goes off in my ears. It used to scare me, but after years of nothing bad happening I have learned to accept it. Sometimes its just an arm or leg and sometimes its like my whole spine jerks or my neck and head. The worst is when it goes off like a shotgun, like I can hear it in my head. Like the worst sleep start you can imagine. Maybe more than once. All I know is I have had it for over 20 years I have never been told there was anything I could do for it and things like Ambien don't stop it. Don't let it worry you though, it doesn't seem to do anything to you except scare you at the time. Good luck
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Re: why do i feel like i am getting an electric shock just as i fall asleep

Same here....
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Re: why do i feel like i am getting an electric shock just as i fall asleep

Yes, I have the jerk awakes too. I also startle easy if someone walks up on me, even if I know they are near! Weird!

 
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Re: why do i feel like i am getting an electric shock just as i fall asleep

Me too - someone did say what caused it -I think it was someone on this board - something to do with sleep waves but for the life of me I can't remember!
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Re: why do i feel like i am getting an electric shock just as i fall asleep

It usually happens when I am just starting to drift off, in that stage between being awake and falling asleep. I hate when it happens because it starts my heart racing and I always feel like falling asleep is a chore anyway and so it's not a welcome thing to happen!

If I take my Ambien while I still have the light on reading and then turn the light off when my eyes feel like they can no longer stay open, I am usually O.K.

It's a pain in the butt, but it won't hurt you. I have noticed the startling thing too when people walk up on me.

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