I'm curious if any member has experienced something similar to a brain spark or jolt just as you enter REM, resulting in sudden awakening just as you drift off to sleep. This has resulted in sleep deprivation. I studied some of the neurological research which often refers to myoclonic jerks or restless leg syndrone. I can't relate to either of these, although I have some body jerks as I'm relaxing but not enough to keep me awake. I've had two sleep studies and do have sleep apnea for which I use a c-pap machine. I have never been on any psychotropic medication. I'm aware of celiac disease and therefore possible gluton intolerance and will be tested by a reflexologist in a week. My neurologist prescribed klonopin .25mg which is working. I'm hoping there's a non drug solution.