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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: UMU | 2008/01/16

Q.

TWITCHING IN SLEEP

My 2 year old son makes jerky movements in the first few minutes of falling asleep. I took him to paediatrician who recommended an ECG test which after being done turned out ok. What could be wrong with my son? His growth has been very satisfactory; weight at birth was 4kg; weight at 2 years 19kgs.very active.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I presume you mean that he had an EEG test which was normal and not an ECG test. This is good news as his twitching does not have an obvious cause such as epilepsy. Your son seems normal in every way and this twitchiness when falling asleep is quite normal in young children and he will grow out of this.

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