Wednesday, May 18, 2005
I spent the last few minutes munching my crisps and settling into the Wiki to find out about Deja Vu, what it is and why it happens. When i am ill i seem to suffer from this more often and thought it would make a good lunchtime study subject. After discovering my level of general knowledge was equal to an 11 year old on Junior Mastermind the other night i thought i had better excercise my grey matter slightly. Still, my kids were impressed i was getting the questions right! Ah, so my Deja Vu is either a sign of my depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, improper electrical discharge from my brain or an album by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Take your pick! This revelation lead me onto reading about sleep disorders and i found two that i suffer from! Hypnic Jerk: This is the involuntary physical jerk or snap reaction you get just before going to sleep. With me it is normally when i am in a dream like state but not fully asleep (like when i am at work) and i am dreaming about doing something physical. Often something like the thought of stepping off a kerb will trigger a reaction. I think it is also the name of a 70s disco dance popularised by an tracksuit wearing, afro sporting white nerd with a moustache and big glasses. "Do the hypnic...!" Wittmaack-Ekbom or restless leg(s) syndrome: I get this when i am tired and can't seem to keep my legs still and feel all fidgety. I always called this "jumpy legs" and associated it with having too much tea, sugar or something. Its nice to know that its just a side effect of my anti psychotic medication. And there endeth the lesson and we can all sleep safe and sound in our beds. Well.. we could if it was'nt for the Bruxism! Ggggnnnnnnn!! Grrrrrrr!!