• Hypnic
  • Also known as a hypnic jerk or hypnagogic jerk, Sleep myoclonus will rarely disturb the subject or bed partner to the point of waking and disrupting sleep, but may indicate the presence of sleep related findings or disorders such as restless legs syndrome and Periodic Leg Movement during Sleep (PLMS) . (sleepassociation.org)
  • rhythmic
  • The term ' myoclonus ' is used to denote a condition in which a portion of a muscle, entire muscle, or group of muscles contracts in a coarse, repetitive, involuntary, and rhythmic manner at rates up to 60 times per minute (sometimes even occurring during sleep). (petmd.com)
  • All patients exhibited quasicontinuous rhythmic myoclonus mainly involving hands and face, accompanied by rhythmic 5- to 10-Hz electroencephalographic (EEG) activity. (docme.ru)
  • We conclude that spontaneous, rhythmic, fast-bursting cortical myoclonus is a prominent feature of AS. (docme.ru)
  • Palatal
  • Palatal myoclonus is a rapid spasm of the palatal (roof of the mouth) muscles, which results in clicking or popping in the ear. (wikipedia.org)
  • disorder
  • Our findings indicate that the tremulous move- ment disorder of AS is related to a unique pattern of fast-bursting cortical myoclonus (FBCM) and that antimyoclonic treatment with piracetam can produce marked functional improvement. (docme.ru)
  • The prevalence of myoclonus dystonia has not been reported, however, this disorder falls under the umbrella of movement disorders which affect thousands worldwide. (wikipedia.org)
  • For the majority of individuals with myoclonus dystonia, the myoclonus component of the disorder is often the primary and most disabling feature in comparison to the dystonia component. (wikipedia.org)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder is associated with myoclonus dystonia as both have been found to have a commonality on chromosome 7 in various studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • Myoclonus is a brief twitching of the muscles that occurs when you're asleep, and can occur separately or in groups, as well as in a sequence or at random. (sleepassociation.org)
  • outcomes
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) recommends FLAIR therapy consisting of a three-agent protocol involving front-loaded high-dose ACTH, IVIg, and rituximab that was developed by the National Pediatric Myoclonus Center, and has the best-documented outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • indicate
  • The polysomnogram will not only detect any other possible sleeping disorders, but may also indicate whether the myoclonus itself is causing restless sleep. (sleepassociation.org)