Happened to the best of us. . Close to 70% of all humans have experienced the hypnic jerk, which is a falling sensation which wakes you up suddenly as you are a
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#44 - ffffyou (08/24/2013) [+] (6 replies)
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User avatar #21 - confidence (08/24/2013) [+] (9 replies)
I was told that the reason this happens is because your body is at a stage of deep relaxation and your heart beat slows and your body thinks you are dying so to speed to heart rate back up it jolts you
#16 - azroth (08/24/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Well we are falling asleep
Well we are falling asleep
#57 - bloopzoop (08/24/2013) [-]
It's really scary too.
It's really scary too.
#72 - kibi (08/24/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I only experience this when I'm trying to sleep in school. Not a single place place else.
I only experience this when I'm trying to sleep in school. Not a single place place else.
#109 - blackoutonetwotwo (08/24/2013) [+] (10 replies)
And then there's Sleep Paralysis.

It's like someone has a grasp all over your body and the only part you can move is your toes.
This is followed by hearing weird noises, the feeling of being watched by someone and the presence of evil.


Azura watch over me...
#4 - arthurfj (08/24/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I've heard it's called our 'monkey falling-out-of-a-tree reflex.' It happens when we feel off-balance or experience a falling sensation. It is there so that when we as less physically developed 'monkeys' would fall asleep, we would wake up to react if we fell asleep on a branch and fell.

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User avatar #79 - assdoreponyfucker ONLINE (08/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I always thought that you are being transported to a different dimension and you cancel the teleportation process by moving.
User avatar #89 - hairymanbeast (08/24/2013) [-]
I almost shat myself the first time this happened to me.
User avatar #60 - Fifee Boy (08/24/2013) [+] (3 replies)
everyone ******* experiences that, **** off with these ******** facts
User avatar #42 - luthervonappledorf (08/24/2013) [-]
I gave myself a concussion doing this once. Moral of the story, never sleep so close to a ******* wall.
User avatar #121 - snakefire (08/24/2013) [-]
I read hypnic jerk and thought it would be a form of masturbation.
User avatar #153 - kyuubey (08/24/2013) [-]
What is Déjà vu? Vsauce has done an episode on this.
#133 - oneeyedfreak (08/24/2013) [-]
Only 70%? I though that was like the most normal thing ever.
#22 - burnboy (08/24/2013) [-]
My first reaction was, "There's a name for that?"   
   
I suppose it makes sense when I think about it more, but still that was my first reaction.
My first reaction was, "There's a name for that?"

I suppose it makes sense when I think about it more, but still that was my first reaction.
#87 - stadic (08/24/2013) [-]
I have had this before   
A few times recently since I started cross country I will nearly be asleep then I dream about running on the course and I slip on the mud in my dream and then I jerk my leg to brace for the fall and wake up   
Kinda like this but I have like a dream type thing that causes it   
really though, cool story
I have had this before
A few times recently since I started cross country I will nearly be asleep then I dream about running on the course and I slip on the mud in my dream and then I jerk my leg to brace for the fall and wake up
Kinda like this but I have like a dream type thing that causes it
really though, cool story
User avatar #77 - Bravechampion (08/24/2013) [-]
Only 70% of people have experienced it? I experience it atleast 2 or 3 times every night... what am I doing wrong?
#71 - hydromatic (08/24/2013) [-]
Too many 			*******		 times
Too many ******* times
#70 - shishiko **User deleted account** (08/24/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Since everyone else is talking about their dreams, I remember my one.   
   
I'm in a car driving normally through a wheat field that seemed to go on forever, when I came to a sudden stop, launching me through the windshield but instead of just falling normally, I flew way above the field and finally I landed and woke up.   
   
I was 8.
Since everyone else is talking about their dreams, I remember my one.

I'm in a car driving normally through a wheat field that seemed to go on forever, when I came to a sudden stop, launching me through the windshield but instead of just falling normally, I flew way above the field and finally I landed and woke up.

I was 8.
User avatar #74 to #70 - predatoras (08/24/2013) [-]
How does an 8 year old NORMALLY drive a car through a wheat field?
User avatar #19 - torchrose (08/24/2013) [+] (5 replies)
This **** happens to me at least once a night.

Really pisses me off
#51 to #19 - nazguultje (08/24/2013) [-]
Go see a doctor
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