Imagine this. You’re asleep and you’re having the best dream of your life. All of a sudden your body suddenly jerks and you wake up from your fantasy land. Sucks right? Why did your body suddenly wake you up? Has this ever happened to you before?
Sometimes it can feel like you are falling from a great height. People everywhere have come up with all different ways to try and explain this feeling. One thought is that a demon is choking you while you sleep. We have all experienced it in a different way but the final result is that you end up waking up from your state of rest.
First of all, experts believe that there are some outside causes that could increase your likelihood for hypnic jerks, such as caffeine or tobacco.It’s recommended that you don’t drink coffee within hours before bed as you could increase your chances of succumbing to the phenomena.