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Dr. Kennedy Benign sleep myoclonus is a distinctive disorder of sleep in infancy characterized by rhythmic myoclonic jerks (sudden muscle contractions) which occur when the child is asleep and which stop when the child is awakened. Sleep myoclonus usually disappears after a few weeks, in most cases by 3 months of age, as the sleep patterns mature although it can occur at any age and tends to occur in times of stress. Benign sleep myoclonus may be mistaken for epilepsy.



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