I’m a man in search of a dream, both literally and figuratively.
My dream is to sleep again.
In the solitude of that sleep, I will be able to dream and allow my brain and body to heal and enjoy life the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed.
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Sleeping. Just close your eyes and drift off into another world and leave your current one behind.
For some of us, it’s the most difficult part of our lives.
I cannot sleep like a normal person because of muscle twitches and jerks at the VERY second I begin to fall asleep.
Every single time I begin slumber, a twitch and jolt from my rebellious body wakes me up.
I’m not alone either. Some call it hypnic jerks, or sleep myoclonus, or sleep starts. I call it torture.
This blog is to bring those of us suffering from this condition together. This is our voice. I’m finished suffering by myself and not knowing how to explain this to doctors or others. Let’s help each other gets our lives back. We don’t have to feel alone and helpless anymore.