• Trying to fall asleep and your
body does that fake fall thing
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    • Yup. This right here... it be like this.
      Bruhh_ 17 may
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    • Fun fact, your body does that because it senses that you are loosing consciousness too fast and it has to decide if your sleeping or dying so in a last ditch effort it sends a nerve shock through your body giving you enough jolt to wake up
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    • As far as i remember, its your body falling asleep faster than your brain wants it to, and your brain thinks youre dying so it sends out a signal to keep you alive which is the awaking jolt
      Sheesh 17 may
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    • for all those that are curious as to why we have these "falling dreams" its actually because your heartbeat rate drops to fast and because of that, our body does a little "jump" its just to stabilize a normal heartbeat.
      satanisi 18 may
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    • I was told this happens because your heart rate is slowing down too fast and your brain thinks your dying so it tries to speed your heart back up
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    • It’s called a hypnic jerk if anyone wants to know. It happens when ur starting to fall asleep but ur brain hasn’t “shut down” yet so it can happen pretty easily but correct me if I’m wrong
      memey2121 17 may
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    • Hypnagogic sensation, produced by the systematic shut down of the brain stem’s connection with the spinal cord, whilst falling asleep, produces a feeling of loss of pressure, which the brain associates with falling. Your brain forces you awake and reactivates the connection with the spinal cord.
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    • I have this weird thing where sometimes when I'm drifting off and all of a sudden it feels like something shoved me in the back. It really scares the hell outta me when it happens
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    • It's a hypnacogic jerk. Your body is shutting down to go to sleep, but your brain isn't yet. Your brain freaks out and tries to jolt your body awake.
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    • It's called hypnic jerk and it's a bitch
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    • It’s called a hypnagogic jerk, it happens due to being in a semi-dreaming state but your muscle control hasn’t completely shut off yet
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    • It's called a hypnotic jerk, you're brain does it because it notices your muscles are all starting to rest too quickly, making your brain think your dying, so it forces a muscle spasm to make sure you're not actually dying
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    • I had a dream where it was just me falling through the floor. I woke up so many time because of falling in the dream. It's a shit dream.
      camelbite 17 may
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    • That's essentially your brain shaking you awake because your heart rate slowed too drastically and it doesn't want to die
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    • Sometimes I’m about to fall asleep but right when I’m about to I hear a loud noise that isn’t rlly there and it wakes me up, what does this mean
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    • Be trying to sleep and next thing I know I'm falling for no reason even though I ain't asleep yet so I jolt really fast when I feel a ground that isn't there
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    • Have you ever been riding roller coasters all day and when you go to sleep it feels like your on the roller coaster still ?
      Codyyyy 17 may
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    • It's because your heart rate slows down too quickly and your brain jolts you awake to make sure you aren't dying.
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    • Its actually a mechanism in your body that basically malfunctions. You're just between falling asleep and staying awake and I have no idea what I'm talking about.
      Bonedome_ 17 may
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    • Fun facts: They are called "Hypnic jerks" ,they are in the same classifications as hiccups and are very common, about 60-70% of the global population has it and are not related to any health issues. So it's nothing to worry about
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    • I don't do a fake fall, but what does happen is every so often, I'll get a muscle spasm, but my ENTIRE BODY snaps and spasms, almost like a seizure. It lasts for just as long as a spasm, but still. Should I be worried?
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    • I had no clue this happend to other people, glad I’m not alone
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    • Wait it isn’t just me that this happens too OH THANK GOD
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    • So basically your body does this because while your falling asleep your heart rate slowed too fast and your brain thinks your dying so it forces you awake to keep you alive even though you were fine to begin with.
      Mw3Noob99 19 may
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    • Yeah, feels like you’re falling but you’re perfectly in the middle of your fucking bed? Yep. Happens to me a lot.
      eiPeiDweP 19 may
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    • Hypnic jerk, also called a boggie jerk, is a normal reaction that can be caused by anxiety, caffeine, a dream, or discomfort of sleeping. A hypnic jerk is the feeling triggered by a sudden muscle twitch, causing the feeling of falling while sleeping or dreaming.
      PpLord 19 may
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    • TopCurls 19 may
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    • Has anybody fell asleep and then heard like an explosion and it scares the shit out of you or is it just me
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    • Dont know about you boys but I love that feeling
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    • I've only had that feeling once, but more commonly (but not too common) I get dreams where everything I hear is full of static or a distorted mess. Like I'll be trying to talk to people in the dream but I'm unable to hear anything they say due to the intense noise in my head. Shits weird man.
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    • It’s your body making sure you’re not dead because you started to fall asleep much faster than normal
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    • These are called hypnic jerks, an involuntary muscle movement with the same label as things like hiccups. We have barely even been able to understand why they happen, and they’re like earthquakes: you get small ones all the time, but really only notice the big ones.
      wjames33 17 may
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    • Why does this happen, its kinda like im dreaming but im still awake and I fall in this dream or whatever and then in my bed i freak the fuck out and my whole body tenses up like im falling
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    • My body do that in school so much. I Finnish my final and am tryna take a 15 min nap when I feel like falling the I spaz out and flip over a table 2 other people are taking finals at
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    • I’ll be just about to fall asleep and one of my legs will just suddenly jerk like Its trying to kick something against my command.
      AnimeHime 17 may
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    • I'm in this photo and I don't fucking like it.
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    • O my god I thought I was the only one that had that
      Peggles 17 may
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    • I was laying down and I was just thinking about gliding with a wingsuit and I was kinda dreaming but not really asleep because I can feel my bed and my head on my pillow but anyway I was looking down then I look up and there was a pole I flinched so hard I pulled a muscle in my neck.
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    • Fun Fact: When you fall asleep to quickly your body thinks that you are dying, so it gives you a jolt so you "dont die". Thanks body, asswipe.
      Pokerage 17 may
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    • Fun fact: that sensation of falling is actually a mini seizure
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    • I hate when I’m trying to sleep in like school and I’m drifting in and out of sleep, so if someone talks, I feel like I’m being yanked back to conciousness and it’s annoying
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    • Yeeeeeeeeeesssssss that always fucking gets me man
      SparkyXL 19 may
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    • Holy shit I thought I was the only one
      crosswaIk 19 may
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    • Do you guys ever kick in dream and then you feel yourself kicking in real life
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    • ya_boiy 18 may
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    • This actually happens because your heart rate is dropping so fast that your brain thinks your dying. It gives you a shock to make sure you’re not.
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    • I did this in fucking English class and I felt out of my fucking chair
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    • i wish i could smoke that feeling
      XDcricket 18 may
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    • It's actually normal. They're called hypnagogic sensations!
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    • Thought I was special because I could do this...
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    • Man i thought I was the only one. That shits scary as hell
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    • When you spawn in your dream 300 feet from the ground and you’re about to hi- *jumps awake*
      Corolla 17 may
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    • I thought this was just me
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    • I was wondering for like 5 years if other people did this too this was scary for me
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    • Your body does that because your heart rate is slowing down too fast. It makes you do that so you jolt up to stop you from dying.
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    • I hate this shit
      Arctic1 17 may
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    • Fun fact, your body thinks you might be dying because your vitals are slowing, so it hits you with a jolt to turn everything back on.
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    • I love that feels and the feeling of the room spining with your eyes closed.
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    • Hypnagogic sensations, I think it’s basically your brain giving you a shock to make sure you’re still alive cuz ur falling asleep too fast
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    • Bro I knew it wasn’t only me
      Sizzles 17 may
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    • It happens because your heart rate is falling fast and your brain basically thinks you’re dying so it needs to shock you or something
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    • It's because your body hasn't fully shut off before your brain starts dreaming and moving your spectral self around
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    • Thought I was the only one... shits crazy
      JohnCB 17 may
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    • Or it just randomly jerks
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    • TomClancy 17 may
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    • For me it’s more of a “You’re in danger there’s someone coming to get you” kind of jolt
      B4RS 17 may
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    • Dude I thought that was just me, I'll be trying to sleep and I'll get that "falling" feeling
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    • Our body does this because our brain senses we’re falling asleep so fast that it think’s we’re dying so it does this to us
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    • YO! I literally have dreams so vivid that I'll wake myself up because I'm running or falling or some shit.
      B_Wayne 17 may
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    • That scares the hell out of me
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    • Bruh does anybody else start imagining things as you go to sleep say you see yourself playing a sport or something and when you jump in your head your body jumps in your bed
      nopfpboy 17 may
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    • The reason this happens is because your body skips stages of sleep and goes straight to rem sleep immediately then your brain forces you to wake up simulating that falling feeling (I did a poor job of explaining this I’m sorry)
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    • Doesnt it basically happen because your heart rate slows down way too fast so your body freaks out because it thinks you're dying?
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    • Yeah, what happens is that basically your heart rate slows down too quickly and your brain doesn't have the time to decide if it's relaxation or death, so it does that to you to jolt you awake
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    • The one where you fall in your dreams or the one where you feel like you slipped but are on something solid
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    • I’m not the only one???!?????
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    • ITS NOT JUST ME???????!!!!!!!???????
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    • It once happened to me like 5 times in a row in a single night. I almost lost my shit
      PrimeX864 21 may
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    • I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME
      fishtub 20 may
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    • For anyone wanting to know its called a Hypnic Jerk. Dont like this so you can know and be exclusive of this knowledge
      KC0TZ888 20 may
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    • I buck like a damn horse if it’s bad enough. I literally get air from the force.
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    • One time I yeeted myself out of my bed because my body did that. I was just about to fall asleep, and suddenly my bed is a wall and im falling. So I reach for the edge, which would've been the top, of my bed and pull, next thing I know is that im lying on the ground with a racing heart.
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    • It’s fucking craaazy, I’ve been trying to figure out why it happens for like years
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    • You ever just, shake. Like you’re trying to fall asleep, and your whole body just jerks?
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    • Oh my god I thought I was the only one
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    • Deadass it feels like ur bed jus opened with that shit
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    • This is caused by stress, your brain is trying to tell you that you’re worrying too much, subconsciously falling.
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    • Or that super fucking loud boom thing
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    • This happens all the time wtf is it
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    • You ever fully awake when that happens and your just on high alert for like an hour
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    • Its called a hypnic jerk.
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    • It’s so weird to think of all of you having this shared experience and I have no idea what it is
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    • Have y’all ever woken up in the middle of the night and just bounce one your bed thinking that you were either flopping like a fish or levitating and you fell when you woke up?
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