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false alarm earhquake
On several occasions I have woken from a light sleep (soon after falling asleep) and feel like there is an earthquake. It typically feels like a rolling earthquake and will last at least 30 seconds. I usually fall right back to sleep, except when I start wondering why I keep waking up the fake earthquakes? What is this?
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According to my doctor and according to what I've read, you're actually feeling your blood pressure bottom out.  Except your brain can't tell you that, so it provides you with a sensation or image to explain the feeling!

When I was a kid I thought it was God rocking me to sleep.  As an adult I always jerk completely awake because I imagine myself tripping or falling.  It's irritating as all get it, and it usually only occurs when I am falling asleep fast.  And it happens nearly every night!

No clue how to stop it, except maybe to drink more water.  
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
There is a possibility is that you have a seizure attack and suffer from sleep apnea. This again can be diagnosed by a combination of EEG and sleep studies. You will need to consult a sleep specialist and a neurologist. Until you are seen by a specialist and the treatment started and effective, please sleep on a mattress on the floor. Take care!
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