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shaking my head

ever since i can remember i shake my head to go to sleep. i dont kno why. every 1 in my family accepts it but are annoyed by it. how do i stop
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Avatar m tn
Make an appointment with doctor, to refer you to the right specialist, to rule out any physical causes.

Are you on any medications ? certain medication can cause abnormal physical behavior, muscle twithing, etc....

But as long as your head shake, does not interfere with your sleep, or you have no problem with it, then your family should support you.  

Good luck !  
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I have the same thing My family accepts it but my father gets mad when I do it. I am not on any medications I sleep fine when I do it, it kinda makes me feel better.
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I have the same thing my dad said its a habbit I have. My cousin used to do it when she was very young but my aunt caught her and did not let her do it anymore.
My mom says she thinks its because when I was a baby she would rock me back and forth. She said my head used to move back and forth like I fall asleep.
I kinda sooths me :D.
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Hi mary I was surprised when I read your post.  I actually recall rocking my head back n forth when my dear mom told me I was too big to be rocked anymore.  My little sister took my place so I took it upon myself to resolve this problem.  I was 3 years ok'd and remember it like yesterday.  I don't rock do much anymore but when I do an insurmountable release of stress is felt. I thought I was alone with this "habit" as my mom called it.  To read someone exists not only with same habit but for same reason truly amazes me.  I say rock on as long as it is not hurting you.  I have never told any doctor about this.  Actually ne re dawned on me as a problem- only as a solution.
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I have been rocking myself to sleep for as long as I can remember , including banging my head to music before I can finally relax and then sleep, but I'm afraid I maybe hurting my brain. It's soothing but very weird uncommon and scary. I feel like I need a CT scan. I have been doing this for over 15years now. I don't want to have any brain problems however it's difficult for me to sleep if I don't rock myself , it's embarrassing when people tell me in the morning.
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