Why does my body jerk awake just as I'm falling asleep?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Ever wake up suddenly as your body jumps awake? In this video, Dr. Oz reveals the cause of these sudden muscle jerks.


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Sleep Basics

Sleep Basics

Sleep is beneficial to your overall health. Getting a good night's sleep aids in memory recall, appreciation of loved ones and mental alertness. When sleep doesn't happen it can lead to lethargy, irritability and an increase risk ...

of certain diseases. Learn tips for getting a good sleep and the impact of sleep deprivation to your overall health.
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