posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 09:04 PM
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by woogleuk
Is there a common explanation for it?
Be curious to know how many ATSers experience something like this at some point in our life.
There's lots of names for it, sleep myoclonus, hypnic jerks, sleep starts, all of them are the same thing - when you start to slide off into sleep,
your brain starts powering down your muscles, and along the way, if you tend to it, sometimes when your brain opens the circuit breakers your muscles
will tense, or twitch, or your legs will kick.
You're just over the edge into the start of deep sleep, so generally you don't feel it directly, but the sensation immediately wakes you, and you
feel the bed shaking, or your perception is that the bed shook and woke you.
You tend to have this more if you've got restless leg syndrome. But anyone can do it occasionally.