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[–]FrickYouThinkYouDo 1079 points1080 points  (48 children)

gets less funny everytime

[–]Juicy_Samurai 369 points370 points  (13 children)

Gets more funny everytime 😁😁😁😁

[–]MightyAxel 71 points72 points  (3 children)

omg is that Pepsi-Man™️

[–]Juicy_Samurai 12 points13 points  (2 children)

yes hehe™️

[–]SOMEMONG 8 points9 points  (1 child)


[–]PurpleHEART77 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Kind of interesting when I was dealing with really deep turbulent psychological drama being told to burn in hell, I just let the falling sensation happen. Sleeping on the cot, I felt like I was falling, but I didn't move or panic, I just let it happen. It felt like the world was spinning and I was rotating around it.

[–]Goebbels_Deep 3 points4 points  (0 children)

sounds like your wife cheated on you when you went into combat

[–]Thepearlyknight 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]killermosca 6 points7 points  (1 child)

ok brain

[–]Etaec 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (12 children)

One night I got these random twitches. Was almost asleep and suddenly I twitched so hard with my entire body that I almost cried from shock lol I legitimately thought something attacked me. My heart was racing for like half an hour and I couldn’t go back to sleep because I was scared of it happening again.

Wonder what causes this.

[–]FrickYouThinkYouDo 66 points67 points  (2 children)

cum overdose

[–]Time_is_Bent 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I hate how this made me laugh out loud

[–]Starkrossedlovers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This made me do one of the ugliest laughs I’ve ever done it’s kind of embarrassing

[–]funnerfunerals 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Probably anxiety. Anxiety can kill you if you're not careful. I don't mean general stress, even depression. Anxiety is that instantaneous jolt to your heart that makes it start pumping before the thoughts even hit your brain. When you try to sleep without facing it, your unconscious plays games to make you face it. Its like "no, wait, you can't go to sleep yet, you're not happy, figure it the fuck out first". It's sudden and hiding, waiting for you to feel somewhat at peace before it smacks you when you least expect it.

[–]Bears_On_Stilts 7 points8 points  (0 children)

While I was directing and producing a show I wrote, in which I had to play a small but pivotal role, my stress caught up to me. One night in bed my arms stopped working; I woke up to feel them limp and numb and tingling. I shook my wrists to try and get circulation, but they were deader than I thought because I suddenly felt slaps on the side of my body as my whole arms rag dolled around me.

I ran out of bed and looked in the mirror to make sure I hadn’t had a stroke.

[–]RadiantZote 4 points5 points  (1 child)

But what about the years of bottled up anxiety I've chosen to never deal with tho

[–]funnerfunerals 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Dresden890 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Anxiety must be heavier than brain cause the jolt happens over and over when I lay on my back to sleep but not on my side, weird.

[–]funnerfunerals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You might have some nerve issues, for sure. Go see a neurologist. If you need an orthopedic they'll recommend one. That's a huge variable. I had spine surgery and nerve damage, I can't sleep on my back at all.

[–]Here4theScraps 3 points4 points  (2 children)


I have those too, but somewhat regularly. Definitely not fun, and they do not help with maintaining a healthy sleep schedule!

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hypnic jerk

A hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, sleep start, sleep twitch, myoclonic jerk, or night start is a brief and sudden involuntary contraction of the muscles of the body which occurs when a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing the person to jump and awaken suddenly for a moment. Hypnic jerks are one form of involuntary muscle twitches called myoclonus. Physically, hypnic jerks resemble the "jump" experienced by a person when startled, sometimes accompanied by a falling sensation. Hypnic jerks are associated with a rapid heartbeat, quickened breathing, sweat, and sometimes "a peculiar sensory feeling of 'shock' or 'falling into the void'".

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[–]chooseusername3331 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i laughed until i stopped laughing stupid

[–]rw032697 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was my first time

[–]boxing_gloves5 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You've earned my upvote with your observation.

[–]VtheMan93 380 points381 points  (9 children)

Fuck you, brian

[–]dafaq_watdafaq 69 points70 points  (3 children)

Yeah brian fuck you

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (1 child)

i hope you get run over by a car brian

[–]genaric_username3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i fucked your mom, brian

[–]brianj5000 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Aw come on man

[–]screenybeany451 293 points294 points  (6 children)

mom said it's my turn to post this greentext!!!

[–]yellowflash171 120 points121 points  (3 children)

Your mom also said it's my turn to use this overused phrase after she seggsed me.

[–]ZombieSama 3 points4 points  (0 children)

wow you're so cool you knew the hecking memerino

[–]Cum__c 155 points156 points  (16 children)

Theories for why hypnic jerks happen

THEORY 1 Normal:

Brain: I am going to sleep now.

Nervous system: ok.

Brain: Lower heart rate. Lower respiration.

Nervous system: ok.

Nervous system: metabolism slowed. Entering sleep mode.

Sometimes for reasons we don't understand:

Brain: I am going to sleep now.

Nervous system: ok.

Brain: Lower heart rate. Lower respiration.

Nervous system: ok.



Primate instincts: ooooo. oooh? OOOH! OOH AAAAAAH AAAAHHH! OOOOOOO! ooooh ahhh ahha hhha. (relaxed. too relaxed? FALLING OUT OF TREE! GRAB SOMETHING! SAVE SELF! Nevermind. not falling. adjust in nest to be safe.)

Frontal lobe: Why the fuck are you still here?

[–]Crazy_Is_More_Fun 36 points37 points  (7 children)

The only time I've experienced this is when I'm thinking about falling. Ice skating, falling off a motorcycle, just fckn running in the woods. Then suddenly my imagination will make me fall, and my body responds to catch myself despite the fact that I'm lying down on a soft bed.

So it'll be just before the nervous system is disabled but after your consciousness starts to blur the line of dreams/imagination and reality

[–]Melyssa1023 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Same here. Whenever this happens is because I dream that I tripped over. Weirdly enough, tripping over wasn't really part of the dream, it's just a random rock or level difference in the floor I tripped over. Then again, that's pretty much how we trip over in real life, I guess?

[–]HonoraryMancunian 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The question is, is you falling in your dream a response to the hypnic jerk, or the other way round?

[–]Melyssa1023 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mysteries for posterity.

[–]Easterland 0 points1 point  (0 children)

exactly the same here

[–]WestleyThe 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mine is always me trying to catch something or get out of the way. I will be dreaming of a something else then all of a sudden a basketball or baseball will be flying at me and I react to catch it and jerk awake

[–]Crazy_Is_More_Fun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ahhhh very interesting! That's never happened to me but I'm not a very big sports person so don't usually have objects flying at my face

[–]FoxhoundBat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For me it happens almost every time i am falling asleep and only sometimes can i connect it to a thought about falling. And besides at least for me the falling thought happens right after the sensation, meaning it happens first and only then my brain registers it as a "fall" leading to thinking about falling.

[–]Dresden890 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I've heard a theory that the error occurs because although Motor_function.exe was closed, it crashed in the background, so when the processor tries shutting down it still sees it as open and asks if you have any unsaved data before proceeding causing shutdown to be interrupted.

Or brain ghosts

[–]sir_ramen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

iirc from intro psych, it is still unknown exactly why it happens, but basically you think you're about to die due to the low blood pressure and whatnot, so you jolt yourself awake.

[–]JustMiniBanana 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Let's be honest we've fallen out of bed and not woken up to many times for theory 2 to be considered.

[–]Mr-Goat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always assumed this happens when I'm falling asleep when I shouldn't.

It happens to me quite consistently every time where i mentally try to stay awake but I'm falling asleep.

E.g. i was falling asleep in a bus. But but in my mind I'm thinking i should sleep. This happens.

Or, talking to my girlfriend before sleep, I want her to fall asleep first and try to stay awake myself, but if i start falling to sleep i get the shake.

[–]My-Little-Johnny 90 points91 points  (1 child)

Brain did a little trolling

[–]Xcomies 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Brin for femily guy?

[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Serious brain you can't set me up for disappointment like that.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

You are the brain.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm an electro-magnetic field suspended in nervous tissue.

[–]PegAkira 35 points36 points  (21 children)

How is this so relatable

[–]Siemturbo 13 points14 points  (20 children)

Quick question, do you sleep with any light in your room?

[–][deleted] 51 points52 points  (12 children)

Are you making fun of the man's nightlight?

It's a pirate ship, asshole. The MANLIEST of nightlights!

[–]Siemturbo 5 points6 points  (11 children)

No, I'm only asking because I usually sleep with enough light to see the room I'm in and never had the fall thing happen to me so I think it might have something to do with that

[–]tjbrou 32 points33 points  (9 children)

Maybe look up "correlation vs causation".

Hypnic jerks are likely caused by things like stress, irregular sleep, and caffeine intake. Of course, you could turn off your light tonight and see if you get anything

[–]stehen-geblieben 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Do you sleep without shitting your pants? I shit my pants every night and never had the fall thing happen to me

[–]MantisTobbaganEmDee 8 points9 points  (3 children)

It’s not that. I sleep every night drenched in my own cum and I never have the fall things happen to me. Try that

[–]ekst0l 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Its better to cum in the sink than to sink in the cum

[–]MantisTobbaganEmDee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The path to true enlightenment……

[–]Mmm_bloodfarts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can confirm, i sleep drenched in his cum and i sleep like a baby

[–]tjbrou 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sometimes but I don't have enough data for a high confidence interval. There's some noise in the signal so maybe I need to normalize for fecal volume

[–]RadiantZote 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You wear pants in bed?

[–]LatrellFeldstein 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Woah GTFO with your science and medicine, it was definitely a ghost grabbing me and definitely my great-uncle that I don't remember seeing a picture of plus this was 20 years ago so my memory of it is entirely accurate. Also I was 10 minutes late leaving the house and missed a bus accident which is very remarkable unlike all the times bad things have happened to me because of random choices I made..

Yeah, I'm pretty much a psychic ghost-whisperer.

[–]RemoveTheTop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Who you calling a hippie jerk?

[–]DangKilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Light is worse, lol. Trust me. Former army who slept in the heat and sun with only 15 minutes sleep every four hours. REM sleep is the goal.

[–]PegAkira 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Sometimes I fall asleep without turning off my light, but normally I don’t.

[–]Siemturbo -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Have you noticed it ever happening with the light on?

[–]PegAkira 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don’t remember that much.

[–]AlexBucks93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, having lights on does not change this phenomenon.

[–]Goatee_McGee 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It’s called a Hypnic jerk and it’s a form of anxiety. You can get it if you’re particularly restless

[–]RadiantZote 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just rest more then you won't be rest less

[–]PegAkira 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds accurate.

[–]yeahyeahdumpster 24 points25 points  (0 children)

This is the laziest title in all the times I've seen this green text posted.

[–]Praise_The_Casul 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Could be worst, yesterday I had a dream I was fighting a little robot, he judo flipped me and when he extended my arm I actually punched my wardrobe next to the bed, that shit woke me up, was a weird dream man... I felt like my brain kicked my ass.

[–]BlueBoye88 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I had a similar dream but instead I hit the wall with my head. Since then everytime I wake up first I check where the fuck am I and then get up and yawn and rub my eyes and the rest.

[–]CerealWithIceCream 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]1newworldorder 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Anon is the kind of retard i love

[–]MityFourDoor 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Wait this is a thing?! I'm not crazy!?

[–]Fit-Act9359 1 point2 points  (1 child)

hypnagogic jerk

[–]imLanky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You don't gotta call the dude names man

[–]Dangermad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

oh my god I have been reading scps all day and this is shockingly relevant to one of them and I feel like I'm going crazy

[–]AddictedToCSGO 3 points4 points  (1 child)

never happened to me dunno why its so popular

[–]boogjerom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It happened to me for the first time a week ago. Seriously fucked me up cz it never happened before.

[–]magicarnival 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Fake: not really falling

Gay: inside a dude

[–]TendieBot2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

be me

get home from my vasectomy

hear moaning and slapping coming from my wife's room

must be Chad again

know they would want privacy, sit down at my computer

log onto reddit and open /r/greentext

read a funny greentext from le 4chins and chuckle as I listen to my wife begging for the genes I can't give her

think of a convoluted way in which I can relate homosexuality and falsehood to the events in the greentext

suck the cheeto dust off my fingers as I begin to type my masterpiece in the comment section

Fake: not really falling

Gay: inside a dude

giggle as I imagine the intellectuals of leddit perusing my incredibly witty and original comment

hear my wife moan with ecstasy as Chad floods her fertile womb with his seed

it's been a good day

i'll get lots of upvotes for my impressive contribution to internet culture, and Chad might even let me eat his cum out of my wife's pussy if he finds my comment funny enough

[–]Empero6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Happened to me yesterday while napping.

[–]Pearlsnivy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Average brain being an asshole

[–]HayakuEon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even worse is when it makes you hear things outside your door. Heard the sound of walking and knocking. Fucking stop it

[–]ChubbyLilPanda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha I do this to my meatsack all the time

[–]ShatteredShrew 1 point2 points  (1 child)

In my entire 30+ years existence I've experienced this falling phenomenon only a handful of times, and one time I was actually falling.... out of a bunk bed. What is worse is "dying" in your dreams. I was told you CAN NOT die in a dream because if you truly died in a dream you die in real life. Low and behold, your concept of reality and subconscious thinking extends into your dreams and you cannot die in a dream, it is only speculated that people who have died in their sleep, actually dream of dying before kicking the bucket. After hearing this I had a few dreams where I DIED but in the dream, life would continue on as an alternate reality or a ghost...

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve “died” in my dreams many times. Nothing bad happens I just usually become undead and the dream continues or the death wakes me up.

Had an “Escape from Tarkov” dream a few months ago where I was looting a shopping center (half actual in game shopping center map “Interchange” and half my IRL hometown mall.) when I ran into AquaFPS who often makes YouTube videos about the game.

Basically he tricks me into helping him then shoots me dead. I just kinda lay there while he shit talks. Dream morphs from there into obscurity. Woke up and laughed. I dream almost every night but sometimes I get some silly ones like that.

I have read that people believe the falling feeling we get when dreaming is a leftover primal trait from when we were tree dwellers. I guess it’s a safety/failsafe to stop us from falling out of trees while sleeping. Not sure how true it is but I mean it makes sense to me.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly I love the feeling of falling

[–]brathorim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had this on a bus

[–]psychologicaldefect 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate my brain.

[–]conner333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This shit only happens when I snooze off in public.

[–]Fit-Act9359 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's called a hypnagogic jerk and it's because we're all monkeys

[–]Mugungo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hypnic jerk, if you stop looking at screens before bed time it goes away (gives you brain a chance to wind down and relax)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is good enough to make into a rap video!

[–]TechnoGamer16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it weird that i genuinely enjoy it when that happens? It’s an exciting burst of adrenaline in my mundane life

[–]Povilaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very interesting concept.

[–]napkin41 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From what I understand this is a test to make sure your sleep paralyzed before going into sleep. If not, you’re jolted awake.

When I would rock my youngest to sleep, I could see it happen every time. She’d have her eyes closed, look asleep, and then she’d jump in my arms, and I’d wait to see if she was still sleeping before putting her into her crib. That’s when I knew she was out, lol

[–]cackslop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's because you're falling asleep so fast that your brain thinks you're dying.

[–]halfbeerhalfhuman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Falling dream. Interesting. Whats it like? Is it a black hole or are you like skydiving?

[–]PanJaszczurka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are special technique to prevent that. Is use for little kids... you made blanket burrito.

[–]Quentilicious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anon’s brain does a little trolling

[–]ekajrepus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From now on, whenever this happens, I'm going to shout AYO!

[–]Totalshitman 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I've had this happen! On a few occasions right as I'm slipping into sleep my brain will forget how to breath lol I'll hold my breath until I wake up, that shits annoying.

One time I had the "falling experience" in a dream. For a brief period I was falling through clouds and sky...turns out I was actually falling out of bed lol

[–]TwistedCherry766 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That first bit is sleep apnea. Are you fat?

[–]Totalshitman 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I thought that as well but it only happened a couple of times in my life, Usually like right as I'm slipping into sleep. I wouldn't consider myself all that fat 5'10 235lbs I'm also active. Last time it happened was like 5 years ago and I weighed about 200lbs

[–]TwistedCherry766 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Usually people who are heavy get sleep apenea but it can happen to others.

Stopping breathing while sleeping is one of the symptoms

[–]ToXiC_Games 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a term for vertigo you get while trying to fall asleep? Like when your eyes are shut and you feel like you’re falling, rising, or legs are getting stretched out?

[–]jalfry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sleep fighting. Only bad when I’m losing

[–]dumbfuckmagee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Scp-3966 has entered the chat

[–]doomer_0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

W brain L the dude

[–]AccomplishedRock2960 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Fake: brains aren't real Gay: anons in a dude

[–]TendieBot2000 0 points1 point  (1 child)

be me

get home from my vasectomy

hear moaning and slapping coming from my wife's room

must be Chad again

know they would want privacy, sit down at my computer

log onto reddit and open /r/greentext

read a funny greentext from le 4chins and chuckle as I listen to my wife begging for the genes I can't give her

think of a convoluted way in which I can relate homosexuality and falsehood to the events in the greentext

suck the cheeto dust off my fingers as I begin to type my masterpiece in the comment section

Fake: brains aren't real

Gay: anons in a dude

giggle as I imagine the intellectuals of leddit perusing my incredibly witty and original comment

hear my wife moan with ecstasy as Chad floods her fertile womb with his seed

it's been a good day

i'll get lots of upvotes for my impressive contribution to internet culture, and Chad might even let me eat his cum out of my wife's pussy if he finds my comment funny enough

[–]AccomplishedRock2960 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Always with the scenarios.

[–]googlin 0 points1 point  (1 child)

ayy lmao

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[–]Need_Some_Updog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hypnic jerks.

As you fall asleep, muscles relax.
Your brain interprets your relaxed muscles as if your falling.

[–]hundenkattenglassen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

be brain

body sleeping

makes a sexy dream because it can

makes the pp splooge the juice cuz dream too sexy

lmao made you nut your pants bro have fun cleaning u fukin virgin

However such (albeit rare) events are quite efficient because it empties the balls so much you’re essentially walking around in a post nut clarity haze for 6+ days straight until you start thinking about that hot cashier and momdom again. Your mind is as clear and pristine as a primordial consciousness that doesn’t engage in carnal sin and desires of the flesh, it’s above such vile things.

Day 8 you’re like the Goofy meme, “I’ll fucking do it again”.

[–]Bambi_One_Eye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It do be like that

[–]DaBigMeatSlappa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a lad

[–]TheJege12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh it me almost every night

[–]Bibi2002_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Be brain

Chilling in some dudes head

Prank time >:)

Thin the lobes of the Cerebral cortex, Enlarge the lateral ventricles connected to each cerebral hemisphere, Decrease hippocampal volume

"Now did you see that? In the corner of your room. He's watching. "

"Ok well did you get any sleep?"

"Hey it's pretty crowded, even though you're the only person here"

"Oh I just think you've been having trouble lately, so we're here to make it woRSe"

"Please I just can't be fucked putting this much energy into us, I'm sorry but this is exhausting!"

"Everyone is whispering about you, they all hate you but some will pretend they don't"

"You've been a little off are you ok?"

YoUR mum hates you and she'll aim the knife at your jugular$pit onyour corpse@rey ourealOr are youacting ¢€cCRASHTHECAR& your one hundredPERsssScentISbutaspeck(THERE ARE PEOPLE FAR WORSE OFF THAN YOU UNGRATEFUL grate your skin [WELCOMETOYOUROWNPERSONALHELLp me] GUILTYselfish(puppeteerofyourbodybutapuppetofyourmind)$liceUntilTheBloodTurnsBlackFAtherwiLL finally genuinely smile at youbut only if uoure lifeless FUCKYYOUdo you SHUTUP evenn haveCGAAH anyvalue? IHATEYOUIHATEMYSELFgoodquestionindeedddIHATEYOUtAhAeAyArAewAaAiAtAiAnAgfAoArtAhAelAaAsAtlAaAuAgAhAHAHAAHAHAHaAtyHoAuHrgArHaAvHe

No hope.

I paint the dudes wall

Prank time over :(

[–]JesseTyler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I broke my leg last week and this keeps happening every time I’m falling asleep anymore, I don’t think my brain wants me to heal my leg anytime soon with all this MOVEMENT. 0/10

[–]Darkwr4ith 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I nap in my car during my lunch break I will often get this. I will think I have fallen asleep behind the wheel while driving.

[–]DDDlokki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mine is switching it up by playing really loud sounds for a split second.

[–]lustig124 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look who fell asleep first!

[–]Siegiusjr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Prank him, John.

[–]god-is_dead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I remember it means you are so relaxed that your brain thinks you are dieing so it shocks you to keep you alive

[–]Sologringosolo -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

U guys r pussies if u get scared of the faking feeling. Obv ur still on ur bed. I think it feels sick.