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... I may have personal and educational insight to the issue you describe. As I understand it, our bodies have two regulatory systems. A sympathetic and parasympathetic. One conducts voluntery responses and the other involuntery, such as heartbeat, breathing... While your boby "falls" asleep, one system takes over primary control as the other takes the passenger seat.... (8 replies)
... p and my brain says no not yet. it's frustrating and happens over and over again through the night. I chuck it up to anxiety and take xanax and sometimes a OTC sleep aid. It's been better at times but just came back recently. And with sleep adis still doesn't go away. i feel better knowing I am not alone now with this matter. ... (8 replies)
... sition are you slipping in when this occurs. I recently dug up some information on this for another on the board and my own curiosity. I occasionally have these jolts and spasm when trying to fall asleep.. often I am exhausted and falling asleep supline.. on my back. This is a summary of that information. ... (8 replies)

... I'll be just at the moment of sleep when I suddenly wake with a start. When it happens it's with a jolt, almost like I stopped breathing. ... (8 replies)
... ugh i have the exact same problem as john. except every time i try to explain it to a doctor they think i'm crazy. i cant sleep anymore and im afraid to eat. i dont know if its my stomach, brain or heart. ... (8 replies)
... Also, I apparantly shake my leg in my sleep. Sometimes this happens when I'm awake and lying down but I've been told it happens in my sleep as well. ... (8 replies)
... i'm going to bed, i'm starting to fall asleep and, during the second in which i'm losing consciousness and i'm drifting into sleep, bam, adrenaline jolt, heart racing, rapid breath. ... (8 replies)
... Hi everyone, I have the same symptoms. Started about three weeks ago. It was very scary at first, I thought I was not breathing every time I feel asleep and I would wake with a jolt. Some nights, I'm fine. Others, it takes about 3 or 4 tries to fall asleep. It may be related to anxiety, but I've never experienced anxiety issues before - awake or otherwise. I... (8 replies)
... You shouldn't probably see a doctor, You DEFINITELY need to see a doctor. Hopefully a good one. Because to a lay person, your case sounds like it is very particular and could be mistreated/diagnosed. Also, a good one, so they arent' "morally" affected about the heroin past. So, yes see a doctor, and hopefully a really good one. (8 replies)
... but your body is stimulated, perhaps. Periodic Limb movement disorder causes people to jerk their legs, sometimes arms, during sleep, and come get it upon falling asleep. REstless Legs Syndome is another thing to look up. Myoclonus may also be what you are describing. ... (1 replies)
Body Jolts??
Jan 31, 2006
... Sorry to hear my post freaked you out a bit. Yes, I would do the same thing with jerking myself awake during the early stages of sleep. ... (12 replies)
... Since being on the meds, I have not woken up with the seizure sensation, but I do still have these electric jolts and shocks that everyone is describing. Therefore, I believe that these sensations are not seizure related if anyone is thinking that. ... (78 replies)
... I would just be starting to go to sleep and then be "jolted" back awake. ... (1 replies)
... For the past few months, I have had bouts of extreme tiredness during certain times dring the day. ... (3 replies)
... For the past month, my brain during sleep has been screwing with me. ... (21 replies)
... This continues ad nauseam, all night allowing me to get less than 1 hour of sleep and can persist for days, forcing me to take sleeping pills. ... (0 replies)
... When I try to sleep at night I get jolted awake by electric shock sensations. My arms and legs start twitching when I am about to drift off to sleep. ... (1 replies)
... ever felt,, like I just cannot open my eyes and wake up.. but eventually I do wake myself up.. and then when I calm myself down and try to go back to sleep, the jolts will continue to happen every time I'm drifting off to sleep.. ... (78 replies)
... Easy with the conspiracy theories there buddy. You are experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations associated sleep paralysis and you might very well have sleep apnea. When you stop breathing in your sleep, your body sends a jolt to wake you up. ... (78 replies)
... just last week I had a sleep study and it was determined I have severe sleep apnea only in REM sleep. This seems a likely cause for this sensation because these shutting down episodes seem to happen when im dreaming. ... (2 replies)


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