• Why jerk when you fall asleep?

    Olga Kravchenko
    Olga Kravchenko
    March 6, 2015
    Why jerk when you fall asleep?

    This feeling is familiar to many people: you are already lying in a cozy bed and getting ready to fall asleep, when suddenly the body suddenly twitches and you wake up. In this case, usually there is a strong feeling of falling, and there is little pleasant here.

    Why jerk when you fall asleep? Consider further possible causes.

    Why does a man twitch when he falls asleep?

    No man can fall asleep instantly. In the process of falling asleep, the brain successively goes through several stages, which are called sleep phases. From the moment you start falling asleep to the phase of deep sleep in an adult, it takes about an hour and a half. Sometimes at this time, involuntarily trembling limbs or even the whole body.

    Why is this happening? There are three main reasons why a person is twitching in a dream:

    1. The process of falling asleep is similar to the process of dying brain. Therefore, sometimes during sleep, the brain sends a signal to the body to make sure that the body is asleep, not dying. This causes jerking in a dream.
    2. With a gradual transition to sleep, the body relaxes, so any sharp sound, gust of wind and other stimuli can cause its involuntary flinch. The muscles unconsciously contract, thereby manifesting "protection" from the dangers of the external environment. And yet for people leading a quiet and healthy lifestyle, twitching in a dream is a rarity.
    3. Another reason that a person is twitching when he falls asleep is increased physical exertion, stress, chronic fatigue. The human nervous system does not fully cope with this, so at the time of falling asleep, the muscles are trying to relax, twitching involuntarily. If it bothers you often enough, then it is worth reducing your workloads, more rest, especially in the evening, before going to bed. A course of relaxing massage, soothing herbs, walks in the fresh air will help you to gradually get rid of nightly shudders and bring the nervous system in order.

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