It seems that no matter how many times this happens to me, it never gets better or seems any less surprising.
You know, you start to drift into dreamland, but only when you are about to sleep do you begin to fall, or something hits you in the face and wakes you up from the land of hell. In an extraordinary and amazing way.
I don’t know if you are interested in this strange phenomenon, but I have always wondered why it happens. Apparently, this is something that regularly happens to people.
Scientists have finally figured out what this means. They even called it an official name, “The Brilliant Jerk.”
Sleep tremor is described differently by everyone, but generally shared experiences say it feels like a fall. Interestingly enough, it has also been described as a demon that strangles you while you sleep.
Researchers believe that some external causes, such as caffeine and tobacco, can increase the frequency of tremors. They recommend avoiding caffeinated beverages if bedtime is only a few hours away.
It has also been observed that medications such as Adderall and Ritalin can have similar effects, and it has been observed that sleep deprivation also triggers this phenomenon.
A sleep tremor is most often observed when a person falls asleep quickly or during or after a stressful situation. In rare cases, when the body is really stressed, the brain processes the stages of sleep too quickly, confounding itself into thinking that the body and its major systems are failing.
It responds to shaking you awake with a boost of chemicals, which the brain can interpret and then construct a dream designed to wake you up, which is the basic premise behind the “stressful jolt” theory.