for about the last 6 years I have been experiencing what I would describe as strange convulsions while I fall to sleep. They dont happen everyday maybe 3 or 4 times a week. But they always seem to occur in the very first stage of sleep, right as feel myself falling into sleep. When they occur I am in a semi-conscious state but am unable to control any of my body as it shakes uncontrollably. The shaking is not violent and not even firghtnening. The strange part about them is I can snap out of them and wake up at will. Initially I have to admit they were frightnening, but over time ive learned that they are harmless and sometimes even challenge myself to see how long I could last in them. Usually after I wake from the convulsions I fall asleep uneventfully. The only other symptoms I can describe after waking up from these convulsion fits is a rapid heart beat. If anybody knows what this might be or what is causing this please respond. Like I said ive never experienced any negative effects from these convulsions but I would like to know if they can be dangerous. Thanks!
Hey...My boyfriend does the same exact thing..The only difference is that he doesnt know it. If im snuggling under his arm...He will tap his hand and forearm on my shoulder. He has no idea that he does it. His whole body like jumps maybe 2 or 3 times. This is almost every night! His mother does it too. She is 41. I dont really think that it causes any bad affects on the body. Neither of them have gone to the doctor for it. I wouldnt think you have anything to worry about. Its just your muscles and nerves contracting. I hope this helps! You're not alone!!
Are you on any kind of medication by chance?
I do this sometimes I take dialantin for seizures, my wife tells me that I jerk but I don't know I am doing it. I have no abnormal side effects from it that I can tell.
Hope the best for you!!!
This just happend to me last night for the first time, I was aware I was shaking but it seemed that I couldn't control my body very well, and couldn't make it stop. Finally I took really deep breaths and it stopped. It happend again later that night, but when I started breathing heavy again, it stopped. It was really scary at the time, something like that has never happend before, and they only thing different from normal that I can think of was, I had not slept very much in the last few days. Other than that, i'm not on any medication or have any disorders (that I'm aware of)