Ok, so this is completely random but I’m curious and confused about some weird muscle jerking I’ve been experiencing.
The silly thing is that it’s been happening for quite a while here and there, but I didn’t really pay attention to it until yesterday. For some time now my right arm has been jerking but it’s not just a jerk, my arm actually shoots out and then retracts. It’s always that arm and it’s always when I’m in bed. I can’t tell if it happening when I’m going to sleep or already asleep or just waking up because when it happens it startles me and then I’m awake so I can’t remember what I was doing before it happened.
What got my attention was a couple of days ago I think. I was lying in bed and my whole body literally jerked from foot to head. Again, I don’t know what I was doing for sure but I think, emphasis on think, that I was awake because if I remember right I wasn’t under the covers or anything. It freaked me out and then when my arm shot out again last night I remembered that this has been happening for a while.
I’m not fishing for new disorders or illnesses, I’m just curious about what’s making this happen. I know that people can flinch or jerk during different phases of sleep, so I’m wondering about why it’s just one arm and why it extends out and then the whole body thing while I was awake (I think).
Any thoughts? If I’m being silly just say so.