View Full Version : sleep starts/myoclonus

06-27-08, 10:20 PM
How many of you experience "sleep starts" or myoclonic jerks right before falling asleep. My body always twitches or convulses briefly as I am falling asleep. I've heard that it's connected to anxiety. I also noticed that now I am not as anxious I have been twitching a lot less lately.

Do ADHD people experience sleep starts more often than non-ADHD folks? We're more likely to be anxious so I was just wondering.

roly poly
06-27-08, 11:16 PM
I am diagnosed with leg myoclonus, and my leg starts to jerk as I fall asleep and continues to do it throughout my sleep. Without medication, I get approximately 10 minutes REM sleep a night.