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Hypnic Jerk

The Real Reason Why You Wake With A Jolt When You Nod Off

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science

Ever awaken with a start just as you're drifting off to sleep? Studies suggest that 60 percent to 70 percent of us experience these "hypnagogic jerks"...

The Great Wake Up Program: My Sleep Education

Ilene Kleinbaum | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilene Kleinbaum

Picture this: you're lying in bed, seconds away from drifting off into a deep sleep, and you are suddenly falling. Your entire body spasms -- jarring you from sleep -- and you're left wondering what just happened.