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"falling feeling" [myoclonic jerks]

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ManifestEcstacy
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"falling feeling" [myoclonic jerks]
PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

sometimes when i'm just about to fall asleep, i get the falling feeling... like i'm tripping or falling... sometimes it will even be like i'm trying to dodge a punch or kick a soccer ball.. it will be me jolting some muscle in my body

again, this is right before i fall asleep...

anyone have any ideas?


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DreamToker
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

I also get this feeling just before I fall to sleep. Does anyone have any ideas? smile

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

They're called myoclonic jerks, try searching the forum for it. smile

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/dreams-faq/part2/section-5.h tml wrote:
This term denotes a common experience with sudden contractions of the big body muscles while falling asleep. This mostly causes a feeling of stumbling, falling or similar and subsequently waking up again. The exact cause is not known, it probably is some disturbance in the brain's functions in the first stage of sleep. Surely it is common, and does not cause serious problems unless it stops you from sleeping (but then you have general sleeping problems as well).


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

That's quite common. When you're falling asleep, your brain switches off your sensory connections. Thus I think that, if you're still conscious and your brain is no more receiving info about your body position, it interprets this as a fall and gives an adrenaline boost, which causes the "myoclonic jerk".

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Nic
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

haha i hate that.

I will be like dreaming i am falling off something. it will be a very light dream and then i JERK real hard and wake up again. it doesn't happen much but it is startling when it does. i always dream differnt scenarios of things that would make me jump like that when it does happen.


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slime8
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Sometimes like when im about to fall unconcious i get this, and almost completely wake back up because i jerk hard enough, rare is when im dreaming and jerk to wake up.

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Strafez
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Aha! You talking bout those when you like jump in your bed...I hate them tounge2 I have allways wanted to know what they are.

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arice89
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

lol that happens to me. pretty funny.

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quiXote
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

i do that a lot, i always thought it was just me trying to stay awake when i didnt want to goto sleep because i get them only when i am dozing off, not when i am trying to goto sleep... craziness.
When i am going to sleep however i do get the sensation that i am hurdling through space, or if i have been on the water that day, like i was rocking in a boat.
lotsa fun...
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IvoryWolf
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Yeah, I get that. Like falling through your bed. It always wakes me up.

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Randomman(newb)
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

evryone gets that and i find it really cool and love it when it happens. for me im kindof conciously jerking myself out of fear of falling and a little while ago i was going to try to just leave it and see what happenes but i havent had on of them since , eh , ohwell

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mystic
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I once posted an alternative theory about these myoclonic jerks. It's a Hindu one and according to this version, the falling sensation is the result of falling into the gap between waking and sleeping. You can master it to experience it consciously, to even control it consciously so you can keep yourself falling. Apparently there's no fear to wake up prematurely because you're not asleep nor awake. You're right in the middle, apparently a doorway to deeper experiences. Here's the topic: http://www.ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2304

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

When I get that feeling it always feels like something is snapping at my face quickly causing me to startle, something like a branch.

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ttvenom800
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

these things are soo fun..ive actually fallen off of my bed from this before
lol


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mirra
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

yea those really have been making WILD difficult for me..annoying

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