Ahh Just getting to sleep.. then BAM!.. Body jolt.. do you have these?.. And

@nanciem (1106)
United States
August 28, 2008 10:05pm CST
know what they are? I HATE these "jolts" I have found out that they are called Hypnic Jerks, there is no proven fact of why these happen. Do you have these often also?
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@sameroad (3180)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I think i know what your talking about... i don't have them often but i have had them a couple of times and i think i had one a couple months ago... it is kind of weird.
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Yes it is very weird, "they" say that it could be your brain while you are relaxing, thinking this relaxing is that of falling, so your brain tells your body to jerk in response, like "keep you limbs straight.. you are gonna fall" Who knows, but hee hee I do not like them!
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• Australia
29 Aug 08
i also have there i dont know what they are but my partner gerts them really bad! its actually kinda funny to see him twich like that altho he once hit me in the head when he jolted!.. not as funny that time! lol
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Ahh I have gotten bumped, punched, and kicked.. I fell ya! It is funny to watch, as long as it is not you being watched... LOL I fell stupid when it happens!
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• Philippines
29 Aug 08
Yay, now I finally know what they are called... Thanks for sharing with us the term :) Anyway, I don't experience those body jolts that often that's why when it happens to me, I kind of enjoy the feeling...haha, I know, weird right? But yeah, I do enjoy it. I don't know why...and I laugh at myself because having a "jolt" or "jerking action" looks weird and funny.
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
LOL you are weird! it can be embarrassing.. like you are taking a nap, friend, family, hubby, bf is there, you just doze off BAM.. LMAO 'What a Jerk" no pun intended, this actually happened to me, got embarrassed, so I pretended that I had a leg cramp! LOL and you enjoy this! Haha thanks so much for the post!
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• Canada
29 Aug 08
Finally a name to the beast that has plagued me since I was about six or seven or so. It seems to me that I get this sensation of falling almost and then I have a hypnic jerk and sometimes they actually scare me senseless... I find they happen when I am really really tired and my body is just exhausted but I often wonder why they happen?
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Hi Sinfulsweet, Yes I have read that these most often happen when a person is extremely tired, from what I have read there is really no "Scientifc" explanation for these, but they are common. Yes, and very scary at times, I hate them! Thanks for the response, as I find out more info, I will post! :)
@Kat4676 (474)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I get those quite often. It's like you are falling and then BAM you wake up just as you would have hit ground. Definitely a pain in the butt cuz afterwards, it's hard to go back to sleep. Kat
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Most definately, it is scary also. I must do some research on this! LOL Nancie
@bunnybon7 (42876)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Aug 08
i have had it but not often. the thing that worries me and i wonder about is sometimes im dosing and its like a "door slams" in my head. so, i wonder if im just nuts. ive never told anyone but since you all dont know me. maybe someone can give light on this. maybe i should do a discussion?