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Old 09-06-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Twitching while napping

I think this is probably very common and I'd like to know what causes it. For as long as I can remember, while I'm laying down to take a nap or trying to sleep at night, while laying there my arm or leg will jump for no reason. I've never read a thing about what that is or what causes it and I'm hoping someone can let me know more about it. It never ever happens while I'm not laying down. That's the only time it occurs.

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Old 09-07-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Twitching while napping

They're called Myoclonic Jerks. From what I've read about them, the cause isn't really known. It's just some kind of brain activity during the first stages of sleep.

 
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:41 PM   #3
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Re: Twitching while napping

Thanks so much for the reply. Now that I've got a name for what it's called, I can 'research' it.


Thanks again!

 
Old 09-07-2007, 02:46 PM   #4
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Re: Twitching while napping

You're welcome.

 
Old 09-07-2007, 04:05 PM   #5
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Twitching while napping

Here's a link to some info about it:

[url]http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm[/url]

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