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Have You Ever Had Your Body Jerk You Awake? This Is What It Means

Anyone who has ever experienced the annoyance of jerking awake out of a dead sleep for no apparent reason will appreciate this. According to Providr, there’s actually a really good reason for it.

Researchers have uncovered the mystery of why we’re jolted out of la-la land from time to time. They’ve even bestowed the name “hypnic jerk” upon the annoyance, and have helped shed some light on why it may happen.

One theory suggests that our brain causes the sudden awakening as a result of an internal sudden urge to awaken from a dream scenario. Researchers also point the finger at caffeine and other stimulants as the culprits for making some people more prone to it than others.

Sleep deprivation is another possible factor, as falling into a deep sleep quickly due to exhaustion can trick the brain. Our internal mechanisms may feel that all systems are failing due to falling into a dream state so quickly, and provide a little jolt to make sure everything is still working.

Source: Providr
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