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    What causes involutary muscle movements in the body?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: I find tht my 10 year daughter 'twicthes' often during her sleep. I notice that this occurs as she is falling asleep at night, during her sleep throughout the night and before she awakes in the morning. Is this something that we as parents should be concerned about?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most likely normal phenomenon

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is involutary muscle spasm that occur when the sleep is going from the superficial phase to deep phase and otherwise too. Your daughter may not know about these at all. It may not be related to any disease commonly. We see these in adults who are stressful and anxious. Please check if your daughter has some stressors and try to address them carefully. So this is only temporary and would not last long.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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