Question: The Greek god of sleep is Hypnos. What does “hypnic jerk” mean?

Answer: Waking up with a start right after falling asleep

Yep, it’s that feeling we’ve all experienced…you fall asleep, and moments later you’re almost jumping out of your bed because of a hypnic jerk. Aren’t you glad you finally know what it’s called?

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