Before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a simple question – have you ever been jolted awake by the sensation of falling, just as you were drifting off to sleep? Well, ladies and gentlemen, if your answer is yes, then you’re in the right place – because in this article we’re going to answer that for you! But, if your answer is no, then you shouldn’t be worried, because you’re not weird! Why – well, that’s easy to answer! Because there are many people around the world, who are experiencing the same thing! Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this!
How this works – well, these involuntary muscle twitches in the arms, legs, or entire body are called hypnic Jerks (or sleep starts), and they’re very common. You’ll be shocked when we tell you that up to 70 % of people experience them occasionally—but no one knows exactly what causes them. And, many the experts around the world have some theories.
One is that they’re a result of the natural downshifting of the nervous system that occurs as you’re falling asleep: As your breathing and heart rate slow down and your body temperature drops, your muscle tone shifts, and these twitches occur during this transition.