Why 70% of People Really Experience Hypnic Jerks, the Feeling of Falling in Your Sleep

Posted on Sep 01, 2016

We bet you had one of those scary feelings that you are falling from a great height only to wake up and realize you are in your bed. Was it a nightmare? It happens to a lot of people and it can be extremely freaky when you feel something like this.

But, why do we have this feeling? Why does it feel so real and why do you get such a jolt when you wake up after it happens? There's actually a clever explanation behind it, so take a look.

1. The Feeling Is Called Hypnic Jerk or Falling Sensation

The Feeling Is Called Hypnic Jerk or Falling Sensation
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If you are someone with bad sleeping habits, there is a higher chance of experiencing one of these.

They happen after you get in your bed and when you're nearly asleep. Just when you start dozing off, the feeling strikes you and you wake up suddenly.
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