20 Jun the fear
Whatever it is, it doesn’t feel very nice. It is falling asleep, and jerking awake with a jolt and sucking in the breath, with an awful spasm in my heart. I think that I am dying, and try to stay awake to stop it happening, but then I eventually fall asleep anyway, and wake up feeling completely normal.
The interweb is a wonderful place. It would seem that this is pretty common and is called a ‘hypnic jerk’, most likely caused by a calcium and / or magnesium deficiency. Which doesn’t really stop the fear. Although I will be endeavouring to take magnesium twice a day, and upping my calcium intake.
I am looking forward to seeing a doctor this afternoon, for a completely different reason, but to ask, , , Sometimes the doctor can provide a perfectly reasonable explanation.
And now for a run! Hooray!!!