I Sometimes Twitch When I'm Falling Asleep

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    Mycoclonic Jerk

    It's actually quite normal- it's called mycoclonic jerk. When your muscles start to relax, the body reacts to the changes and makes the appropriate "switches" to prepare for a night's rest. It isn't so pleasant for my sleep partner, I'm sure. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Apr 12, 2010

    I Do..

     Apparently its a natural reflex.  If your body relaxes to quickly it tricks the mind into thinking your falling...Causing you to jerk. Or so I'm told.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2008


    Somehow I had this mini-dream as I was lying in my bed. I thought I'm still completely conscious but somehow I dreamed. There was this staircase and as I wanted to go downstairs I fell down in my dream, and suddenly I was twitching and wide awake again. I even got an...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 23, 2008


    well my leg does that crazy jerk lol always has. One time my arm did it and I punched myself xD just sharing a memory haha
    blue1993 blue1993
    18-21, F
    Feb 3, 2013
More Stories