When we put our bodies to sleep, a sudden twist escapes from our brains, slamming our arms and legs. Some people are started by them and others are confused. I, I am fascinated by these twitches and are known as jerking. No one knows for sure what causes them, but to me it represents the side effects of a hidden battle for control in the brain that occurs every night in the cusp between awakening and dreams.
Jerking is a myoclonic spasm or involuntary muscle spasm, but sleep occurs during hypnosis, the stage when the body falls asleep.
The strength of jerking may vary. Some people may not be aware of the seizures, and may know that they will experience seizures only if the partner or caregiver notices the movement. Cramps can also be strong enough to surprise and awaken a person.
People may experience other symptoms along with jerking such as:
Feeling like falling
Dreaming of falling
What Causes Jerking?
Simply put, jerk occurs when one part of the brain tries to sleep faster than the other parts of the brain.
Another possible reason is:
Exercise: Exercise stimulates the body, so exercising late at night can make it difficult for the body to relax in time for sleep. This overstimulation can cause jerking.
Stimulants: Body and brain stimulants, such as caffeine, nicotine, or some medications, can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep all night. They can also increase the frequency of jerks.
Stress and Anxiety: High-stress lifestyles and very anxiety can make it difficult to relax in preparation for sleep. A vigilant brain is prone to startle, making it more likely that a person will wake up when these involuntary muscle spasms occur.
Poor sleep habits: Irregular sleep patterns, lack of sleep, or regular sleep disorders can lead to jerk.
How can I prevent the occurrence of sleep jerking?
People suffering at the same time each night should be advised to turn over in bed or ask their co-resident or family member to interfere with sleep about 5 minutes before the onset of seizures, by buzzing something nearby. I can. Often it helps prevent cramps from occurring.
You should also avoid late-night exercise, caffeine, and other stimulant medications such as nicotine and alcohol.
Interesting to you
It is useful to create a bedtime routine. Creating a bedtime routine helps your body relax and relieve stress. Some people drink soothing tea or warm milk and read a book before bedtime. Others may prefer to stretch gently or listen to music.