We've covered sleep twitches, the unconscious twitches that people make while they're asleep. They're the result of the unconscious and conscious brain both being online at the same time. Sometimes people twitch themselves awake. This is preferable to another strange sleep tic — the sudden sensation of falling that can cause the person to wake in a panic. This isn't the dream of falling which happens when people are in deep sleep and a regular dream takes a nasty turn. It's a sudden physical sensation that wakes them up. And what accompanies it is a hallucination, not strictly a dream.
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