Do your limbs jerk before falling asleep?
July 23, 2008 6:26 AM Subscribe
I'm familiar with the idea of nocturnal myoclonic/hypnic jerks - sudden limb movements that wake you up from sleep, or when just crossing the threshold of sleep. But does anyone out there get these before
they fall asleep, but while chasing it, relaxing in bed with eyes closed? On bad nights I get several.
I should add that this symptom is a recent development in a larger clinical picture (which I won't subject you to) involving months of sleep disturbance, that my Neurologist remains stumped after exhausting all the usual tests (MRI, etc), and that I'm really not trying to push you good MeFites into diagnosing me over the internet.
However, it would really help, for my own sanity's sake, if someone out there has ever had a (benign?) bout of this same thing. My Neurologist tried to comfort me a few months back with the old "well at least you're not having crazy jerks" line, but now that I seem to be, I'd feel less worried if I weren't the only one. Thanks!