Sleep disorders jerking

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I have noticed it the most when he has just fallen asleep and sometimes even in the middle of the night or even a couple hours into his sleep. Should I be worried? I have been reading some stuff on sleep disorders, but could it be more than that?
I'm concerned about the long term effects of sleep deprivation. She had a sleep study done earlier this year but she was not sure she exhibited these jerks in that study. They did say she has "leg movement" - but not sure they saw the JERKS! They did say she does not have apnea. She had a "brain wave pattern consistent with a Chronic Pain Patient", but she does not have chronic pain. Could this be a form of RLS? Should we do another sleep study?
almost hiccup in various parts of the body. I want my body to rest and sleep, but hard to sleep when all of a sudden i get twitch on my leg, twitch on my throat, sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach, heart pounding, etc, etc. it's definitely anxiety. i just have to remind myself i'm not going to die from it and nothing physically bad comes out of these anxiety symptoms, but boy when you are going through it, it sure is scary.
Recently I went to a sleep clinic where I have begun working with a PhD specializing in sleep disorders. He stated that it is possible that I have a sleep disorder called PLMS; however, he stated that the jerking while I am awake is abnormal for most sleep disorders. He said it appears more symptomatic of a neurological problem. He has advised waiting to see a neurologist until sleep disorders have been eliminated; however, his comments have left me wondering and concerned.
I have a lot of medical problems, but I have never considered this a problem. There are all types of sleeping disorders. I have sleep apnea and I am on a CPAP. I guess I didn't jerk while I was at the sleep lab or they probably would have mentioned it. I would just mention it to your family doctor and see what he says.
Tremors/jerking are often associated with drugs, alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, stress and fatigue. They can be seen in peripheral neuropathies of diabetes, in hyperthyroidism, parasomnia, multiple sclerosis, TIAs or transient ischemic attacks or mini strokes, hypoglycemia, disorders of calcium metabolism, hyperparathyroidism etc. Consult an internal medicine specialist or your PCP. Discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining.
Both drugs you're taking have the side effect of agitation, so I also think that might be translated into that jerking around, I don't know. Also, my sleep patterns are not always reliable, maybe because I get sleepy from Neurontin by late afternoon, so if I get in a nap, it might prevent a long night's sleep. I'm no sleep specialist, of course.
what causes your body to jerk so hard it wakes you from your sleep. this happens several times during the night. I sometime have jerking when I am awake during the day.
the most common time for people to encounter them is while falling asleep ( hypnic jerk) but myoclonic jerks are also sign of a number of neurological disorders. these are one of the several signs of various nervous system disorders like multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s diease, alzheimer’s disease, serotonin toxicity and certain forms of epilepsy. Treatment would include anticonvulsants after detailed evaluation by a neurologist.
Has anybody seen their Rheumatologist for all the body jerking I am reading about? I am goin to see mine today....Wondering what any of u have been treated with for all the jerking? Any recomendations of meds that have worked for any of y'all? I would So appreiate as many as i an get...
When I lay down at night to sleep, my right leg twitches/jerks. Like I am kicking a soccer goal! It is just my right leg - the rest of my body is still and not affected. (I've tried to duplicate it but I can't) My body just does that. Any one else experiece anything similar? I'm a limbolander. I've been around this site for over a year.
I could be talking, singing, listening in class or at work, and I will jerk if I only close my eyes for a short period of time. I do not have anxiety or any sleep disorders, so Im not sure where this has came from. Could anyone help me and give me some advice on how to control this or fix it?
Last week he had another episode of the myoclonic jerks that lasted for about an hour, this time starting about 4am instead of right when he went to sleep. I again took him to the doctor who has now ordered a sleep-deprived EEG that we are to have next week. Right now my son and I are sharing a bed, as we are in the process of moving and my husband has the rest of our furniture at our new house in another state. I have noticed that my son twitches off and on throughout the night.
I have them in my arms, legs, calves, back, stomach, shoulder, buttocks, hands, toes, and face not all at once but different places at times and it comes and goes it just last a second it's like a jerking feeling and it can be seen under the skin when it happens. I wasn't experiencing the twitches while I was taking the asthma medication but I started feeling it after I discontinued. I have been experiencing it since August 2009.
Acutely, meaning shortly after a dose, patients do show some improvement in their sleep disorders with respect to many factors. The dose you took 24 hrs prior probably did not completely clear from your system, but the effects on the sleep study would likely be minimal. From the description of your symptoms, a sleep disorder is quite possible. And just because one sleep study was normal, doesn't mean you don't have a problem.
The way I describe it, it's like when you're driving your car and start to fall asleep at the wheel but catch yourself by jerking yourself back awake? It's like that - his head will suddenly jerk up and down, usually 2-4 times. I think it seems to happen more when he's tired, but I have yet to learn an exact pattern. It doesn't seem to both him at all, but it seems to be involuntary. He seems to do it more when he's tired or when he's concentrating on something.
The way I describe it, it's like when you're driving your car and start to fall asleep at the wheel but catch yourself by jerking yourself back awake? It's like that - his head will suddenly jerk up and down, usually 2-4 times. I think it seems to happen more when he's tired, but I have yet to learn an exact pattern. It doesn't seem to both him at all, but it seems to be involuntary.
I immediately took him to see his doctor, who said he needed more sleep (which he steadfastly refuses to do) and I should just watch it. She said he would likely outgrow it. I have my doubts though... Over the summer, I noticed that while he still had the problem, it lessened. It seems to be most pronounced when he's trying to do something that requires concentration, studying, playing video games, even playing with toys. And when he's trying to tell you something.
ou will need to consult your primary care physician, who may schedule you for a polysomnogram (sleep test) to rule out sleep disorders and initiate appropriate therapy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
The information you provided on your sleep studies both relate that your sleep was light (Stage I or II only) frequently interrupted and it was a long time before you reached sleep. You also had some jerking type movements that niether sleep study was able to characterize. Your first sleep study remarked that there was no EEG change with your motions (no seizure activity) and the second study did not comment on EEG at all.
They are often recognized as brief muscle twitches, jerking movements of the feet. Both of these can lead to disturbed sleep. Although these conditions are distinct, they may co-exist in a person. You should visit a neurologist or a sleep specialist stating your history and medication details. A thorough examination, sleep study and appropriate medication will surely provide you relief from symptoms, leading to sound sleep. Regards.
There is a sleep apnea forum on here that is interesting reading or it actually might be under sleep disorders I don't remember. Wow, just got a call from my GP's office and she said the sleep Doc hasn't generated a report yet so called the hospital and the gal there said it should have been done within a week! Glad to know they're so on top of it while I'am here getting worse! I hope you find answers Barb and speedy ones too! I know this is a frustrating process.
This Saturday morning I woke to find my left hand twitching slightly and jerking at random times. By mid-day it had progressed to my right hand, and both legs, and felt like my whole body was shaking inside (weird!). The next morning I was significantly better, but hands still doing the same. Today the left thumb twitches uncontrollably if I lift it even slightly, and all fingers shake if I use them individually (ie, on the keyboard).
My 7 year old son had 4 febrile seizures as a toddler and has had sleep disorders/events since he was 2. He acts out his dreams (not just terrors, but conversations, movement, etc. 5 nights of 7) and has other symptoms consistant with Narcolepsy or sleep deprivation (but no overt cateplexy yet). Almost every other differential diagnosis has been 'excluded', although only one of the docs consider narcolepsy as truly possible because of his age.
If the symptoms still do not resolve, then you have to get assessed for sleep disorders. Certain sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea can cause disturbed sleep and hence the need to sleep more. And others like narcolepsy can cause excessive sleepiness per say. If it persists or is troublesome consult your doctor for assessment. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Recently I went to a sleep clinic where I have begun working with a PhD specializing in sleep disorders. He stated that it is possible that I have a sleep disorder called PLMS; however, he stated that the jerking while I am awake is abnormal for most sleep disorders. He said it appears more symptomatic of a neurological problem. He has advised waiting to see a neurologist until sleep disorders have been eliminated; however, his comments have left me wondering and concerned.
Sleep at regular hours and see if it helps. Certain sleep disorders and peripheral nerve disorders due to diabetes or Lyme's or hypothyroidism can also be the cause. Do discuss this with your doctor.. Take care!
Recently I went to a sleep clinic where I have begun working with a PhD specializing in sleep disorders. He stated that it is possible that I have a sleep disorder called PLMS; however, he stated that the jerking while I am awake is abnormal for most sleep disorders. He said it appears more symptomatic of a neurological problem. He has advised waiting to see a neurologist until sleep disorders have been eliminated; however, his comments have left me wondering and concerned.
however, he stated that the jerking while I am awake is abnormal for most sleep disorders. He said it appears more symptomatic of a neurological problem. He has advised waiting to see a neurologist until sleep disorders have been eliminated; however, his comments have left me wondering and concerned. What, if any, neurological problems is the jerking symptomatic of? Any information about life span, treatments, disability, etc. would also be appreciated. Thank you very much.
: I recently (1 month)started to experience jerking in my sleep, sometimes limbs...sometimes full torso. I now get occasional nervous jerk/twich/surges during the day...and usually when I am staying relatively still. I'm male 40, in better than average shape..
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