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Old 03-19-2014, 07:34 AM   #21
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I've felt that jerk when falling asleep once in a great long while. Come to think of it, that hasn't happened for a couple of years now.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:40 AM   #22
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Someone really needs to start a band called the Hypnic Jerks!

I get those all the time, never knew there was a name for them...
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I experience the hypnic jerk when falling asleep regularly. Never thought it was anything special. I react physically each time.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:49 PM   #24
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I get this every once in a while.
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When I'm really tired I'll sometimes wake up thinking I heard my doorbell ring. It always startles me and I used to get up, go downstairs and check my door. I wouldn't be able to hear my actual doorbell from my bedroom so I don't bother checking any more (but it still gives me the creeps when I think I hear it).
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Yes, it happens to me. It's rather unsettling and my body jerks.

It's somewhat comforting to know it happens to other people as well.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #27
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Oh, so that's what it is!
I have this but didn't know it had a name! I just thought (as does the rest of my family) that I was crazy.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:42 PM   #28
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Someone really needs to start a band called the Hypnic Jerks!

I get those all the time, never knew there was a name for them...
They did:

Here's what I found for Hypnic_jerk:
http://hypnicjerks.bandcamp.com

A band, not sure its my taste of music.

This is Exploding Head:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_Head

Album by 'A Place To Bury Stangers',


I guess both names are used, who would ever think. Don't think I'll follow either on tour.

Glad there's a name for both experiences. Wish I didn't have the jerk, caused months of pain.
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