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IN Health & Fitness ON 25 Feb, 2016
Just when you're getting a good sleep, your body suddenly jerks you wide awake. Have you ever wondered why that happens? Like you have been asleep for 5 or 10 minutes, and you're jerked up, and it's not even because of a dream!
Probably you have experienced this as well. It may not be a very rare phenomenon, but it's definitely freaky to find out the real reason behind it.
Check it out here.
No need to worry, it happens with the most of us.
It's pretty touch explaining this term because scientists are still figuring out the details behind it.
During sleep, the body's vital parameters like heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure begin to drop and stays at a lower level the entire duration of sleep.
The body isn't prepared to take the sudden drop in our parameters and hence, mistakes it for 'dying'.
Due to the sudden lowering of our parameters, the brain starts to think that they've become lower because we're going through organ failure.
Hence, the brain immediately alters some chemicals and hormones in the body so that we're jerked awake.
Usually, people get aggressive dreams like they're falling from a height or meeting with some imminent dangers.
Although, the occurance of hypnic jerks don't harm you in anyway but if it gets too frequent, you will have to check your lifestyle.
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