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Hypnic Jerk – Causes and Treatment

Haven’t you felt a sudden involuntary jolt when you are just falling asleep? Have you ever wondered what causes these sudden muscle contractions which wake you up from sleep? What you experience is called a Hypnic jerk, which scientists also refer to as hypnagogic jerks or more commonly as “sleep starts”. These involuntary muscle contractions …

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8 tips for a light sleeper to get a good night’s sleep

If you are a light sleeper you know the value of a good night’s sleep. You cannot explain the struggle that you go through every night to the unsympathetic heavy sleepers around you who can sleep through a disastrous earthquake. The sound of water dripping in the kitchen, the dog barking in the next street …

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