Hypnagogic jerk | definition of Hypnagogic jerk by Medical dictionary
hypnic jerk (redirected from Hypnagogic jerk)
a brief myoclonic muscle twitch preceding sleep onset.
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"Sleep starts - also known as hypnagogic jerks
- are just part of the process of moving from awake to asleep, explains Dr Jason Ellis, Director of Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research.