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hypnagogic startle


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  • I think so, but I could be wrong.

    There was a discussion about a similar reflex that occurs in newborns/very young babies, but I can't find/remember the term. Ah yes!! Moro reflex.

    June 5, 2009

  • I did this once when I was dreaming about slipping on ice. Is that the same thing?

    June 5, 2009

  • Creepy. I was actually thinking of this last night because it always happens to me. It usually happens when I'm half-awake and dreaming at the same time... and something strange happens like I fall off a cliff or something and when I hit the ground in my "dream", this happens. It is the most eerie feeling in the world, honestly.

    December 2, 2008

  • Also called hypnic jerk, which sounds much funnier. :-)

    October 7, 2008

  • This always makes me laugh.

    October 7, 2008

  • Oh God. I hate this as much as I hate hiccups, but I never knew the word for it. Thanks kad!

    October 7, 2008

  • The sudden, whole-body jerk that often occurs as you're falling asleep.

    October 7, 2008