Mind. Body. Sleep.

Why You Jerk Awake Right After Falling Asleep | Ep 23

February 22, 2024 Beth Kendall Episode 23
Mind. Body. Sleep.
Why You Jerk Awake Right After Falling Asleep | Ep 23
Show Notes

Do you JOLT awake right on the cusp of sleep and feel a sense of panic?

Does your brain decide to wake you up right after you fall asleep?

Do you feel like you’re unconsciously monitoring everything about your sleep even while you’re falling asleep?


This episode is all about hypnic jerks — what they are, why they happen, and what you can do about it.

Hypnic jerks were a big part of my insomnia experience, and definitely one of the scariest parts.

I could not understand why my body would jolt me awake right on the edge of sleep in a state of total panic like I wanted to escape the room?

It made no sense?!

Doctors didn’t have a clue and I thought for sure I was developing some sort of strange neurological condition.

Come to find out, these jerks aren’t unusual at all. In fact, they’re a common part of the insomnia experience.

Tune in to learn why this scary scenario is actually a normal aspect of our fight-or-flight system and how you can work with them in a helpful way.

Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:
Apple | Spotify | Google

Work with Beth:
👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship
👉 Start the Free Insomnia Course

Full Show Notes & Transcription HERE.

🧡
Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!

About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: 

For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. 


© 2023 - 2024 Beth Kendall

DISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.