Why does my husband's leggs jerk while sleeping every 15 seconds?
Why do my husbands legs suddenly jerk while sleeping? This happens continually through the night every 15 to 30 seconds. The jerks are strong enough to wake me while trying to fall asleep, we have a motionless king size bed too. I will lay there for hours, becoming frustrated from a lack of sleep, do to being jerked out of my sleep several times a minute. My husband, age 48, does not know he does it, and he also sleeps with a c-pap machine. Please help???
Hi, Thank you for your question. These jerks are called tremors and these tremors could be associated with fatigue, stress, anxiety or a form of panic attack. Other possible causes of tremors could be overactive thyroid, Parkinsonism disease, certain medications, alkalosis, and low blood sugar. Sometimes previous injury may cause pinched nerve and may be a reason of tremor but this possibility remains low. Therefore, it is quite essential to thoroughly assess the all possibilities here with the help of a doctor. Hope this helps.
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