Blackouts while asleep

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Has anyone ever experienced a split second blackout that wakes you up while you're in a light sleep? It's really scary and makes me feel like I die for a split second! I've got Atrial Fibrilation and take bisoprolol and take gabapentin for a herniated disc in my neck that impinges on a nerve.

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    Those are benign, called hypnic jerks, or sensory sleep start, and have other names. Usually described as electric shock, sudden falling into a hole, sometimes with a leg jerk, but sometimes without.

    I experience it sometimes.

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