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Thursday, May 11, 2006

I'm Flying...I'm Fallllllling...BAM!

You know sometimes, your about to drift off to sleep and sudden you JERK. Your like woaw, what was that about?

Well....I found an
article that explains why that happens:

Sleep starts
One moment you’re drifting off to la-la land, and the next instant—whoa!—you’re dropping off a cliff. Sleep experts believe the brain sometimes gets the wrong message from the body during the transition into sleep, and associates the lack of muscle tension with being in midair. “The usual explanation for sleep starts is that the loss of muscle tone at sleep onset is sometimes accompanied by the feeling of falling,” says Dr. Rosalind Cartwright, chairman of Behavioral Sciences at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. “So it is reacted to by a sudden jerking of arms and legs to ‘save’ oneself.”

So apparently, I am trying to save myself while falling in mid-air. Guess I have to pay more attention next time. All I recall is that I suddenly jerk/kick, then realise, hey, I'm ok, dammit now I gotta get sleepy again.

Does it happen to you?


  • At May 11, 2006 11:07 PM, Blogger jashanmal said…

    Maaan! t'happens to me alot and I end waking up sweaty and feel like my heart will pump out of my chest....tis so real though!

    I thought twas attributed to lack of sleep and fatigue!

  • At May 12, 2006 12:04 AM, Blogger Extinct Dodo said…

    happens to me.. but not necessarily coz im falling.. i might be dreaming of crashing my car or catching my foot in the banister or whatever :D

  • At May 12, 2006 12:34 AM, Blogger Baroque said…

    where the hell have u been?!
    girl! u've been missed!
    whats up with those long breaks..
    i want compensation in the form of a long hearty post preferably..! ;)

    as for the falling thing, yeah i get those sometimes, but not that i'm falling off a plane or a high place, its like i slip on stairs.. and its always a certain staircase my middle school staircase.. don't know why?


  • At May 12, 2006 1:10 AM, Blogger Jacqui said…

    Happened to me a few days ago. I actually fell asleep after ummm *cry-ehem-ing* and well I was woken up 3 minutes into my sleep with a sound of something falling off the night table :/ Freaked me out :/

  • At May 12, 2006 11:17 AM, Blogger Judy Abbott said…

    Thanks for the info. so now the sleeping chip in our brain wasn't functioning well... no wonder they called our brain a human PC lol ...

    i would slap my pc if it did something like that...can i slap a brain!

    girl it happenes to me alot ! :brain disorder : yayks!

  • At May 12, 2006 11:48 AM, Anonymous Luja said…

    Yes! That happened to me last night, infact. I was juuust about to drift off into the "other world" when I somehow saw myself running down a flight of stairs in heels (which I never ever wear) and accidently loosing balance and tripping- I don't know how strongly I jerked but it was strong enough to wake me up again. It seemed SO REAL. :D

  • At May 12, 2006 4:14 PM, Blogger Delicately Realistic said…


    Great to have u back! :)

  • At May 13, 2006 1:39 AM, Blogger Sty said…

    about a million times a week, and you know what sucks even more, when you pull a muscle doing it!!

  • At May 18, 2006 11:05 PM, Blogger teagirl said…

    All the time! Its crazy.

  • At May 19, 2006 11:43 AM, Blogger The Krispy Dixie said…

    its called a myoclonic jerk. it happens to me all the time too... its crazy! :D

    and welcome back hun! we missed u!

  • At May 27, 2006 1:54 PM, Blogger MiYaFuSHi said…

    Jash: I think it is indirectly caused by that. But it seems you get is strong!

    ED: Hey! I get that car crash thing too. Its like a spilt second thing..

    Baroque: Thank you 7bybty:) I dunno I lost my blog mojo:P lol I need it back, madry shasawy. Anyways...hoped you enjoyed my last post.

    Revisit that staircase and see how you feel. Lemme know :P Or have some1 push you and maybe it will break the spell.

    Jacqui: So sorry to hear that dear. Hope you never have to feel bad again. Btw...bottle falling off nightstand is not what we r talking about here :P
    Consider yourself lucky.

    Judy: Sounds serious right?!?
    I don't think you should slap your brain though, or your pc for that matter. In my experience, it only makes things worse:P

    Luja: Maybe your subconcious is telling you it is about time to wear heels

    DR: Thanks babe:D

    Sty: If you pull a muscle doing that, then i really think its time to hit the gym :P

    Pink: Sucks!

    The KD: Thanks Hun, how you finding being back in q8?

  • At July 05, 2006 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I read an article a long time ago about it saying that you prevent this jolt from having by reading or watching something before going to ur body slowly relaxes instant of instantly drifting off..


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