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Buzzing electric current feeling when sleeping/semi conscious

I wonder if anyone has experienced, while on the verge of falling asleep, an electric energy current coursing through their body? I don't think its a fit but I don't know. I've had them before following cranio-sacral massage to my crown chakra, but not the entire body. It felt as though my whole body was plugged in to an energy source and was being re-energised. It got stronger and stronger until I felt panic arise and had to wake up. It didn't feel like a dream, maybe a dream within a dream. I don't know what to make of it really. Does anyone else experience these?

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Hi , I have very very odd sensations a lot of he time but particularly when falling asleep or waking up. The buzzing feeling you describe is similar to feelings I get in my head of 'fizzing' and sometimes a feeling like a large air bubble is going up the inside of my skull. I always have worse tinnitus at night, although someone told me it's probably not worsen it's just that I'm paying more attention to it when it's quiet at night. But I feel an internal hum more than buzzing. I also see weird blobs moving about when I close my eyes. It's all just weird sensations but I'm learning to live with it. I've been told it's not epilepsy so I'm just getting on with trying to accept it as normal. Hope you're able to resolve it or find someone who can explain it to you. Good luck x

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Hi Ellie, the buzzing sensation is very strong, that's why I described it as a strong current of electricity going through my body. It's not a thing I can throw off either, as in make it stop. Its only happened three times so I haven't given it much thought. The other afternoon I crept off for a sleep, and there it was again, but much much stronger which was quite frightening. I don't suffer tinnitus so its not related to that. Have you had an eye scan lately? The blobs could be related to floaters in your eyes (PVD - posterior vitreous detachment). I have them but admit I'm not bothered by them at night, so your case sounds quite unusual. x

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Yes I've had a thorough eye examination and have been warned to be aware of potential detached retina and what to look out for (the signs of it) if it should occur. Before the accident I'd have been upset at the thought of something like that, but now it's just anther 'thing' to deal with. Well if it happens it happens. I'd prefer not to have all the buzzy weird sensations though, but the neurologist doesn't know what it it. Its a case of getting used to it in my case I think. Hope you get some respite from it :)

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i have actually expericned that 3 times last night around 1:00am

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it was actually really scary because i couldnt really move and it was a very strong vibration flowing within me like i was getting hit with electric shots nonstop and i felt like something was about to happen so i woke up in a hurry and everything seemed normal but it felt like it was real and i was in the same postion before it really scared me?

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Ellie, sorry I was late in replying to you. After a busy weekend my brain just wasn't co-operating in thinking, and has only just come back online!!

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Oh no Swedishblue, not the buzzing ! ! ! I have experienced this and apparently hundreds of others if you look online. Nobody seems to have got clear answers medically but many theories abound ! Mine feels like my internal organs are rapidly vibrating/buzzing - nice !

For me, this began a few years ago when I became 'neurologically compromised' : ) Mine seems to be related to low blood pressure - my adrenaline 'emergency system' kicks in if my pressure falls below an acceptable level ( BP naturally falls when you sleep, so if it is on the low side to begin with , which mine has phases of and drops too much your brain sends a little 'boost' via a shot of adrenaline to put it up again ) From reading and experience, others also get a similar sudden 'start' with sleep apnoea, low thyroid/cortisol issues, other unbalanced hormones, low glucose, general sleep disorders, nerve damage. Medics often waive it away as purely 'anxiety'. To those medics I would ask 'Why is adrenaline used medically for anaphylactic shock/heart attack' if it has no real functional purpose other than as a fear response' : )

Another theory is that the part of your brain that transitions from sleep to wake and wake/sleep is not working smoothly. Okay, stuff you can try : having a slow release carb snack before bed if you suspect low sugar. asking your partner ( if relevant ) if you ever pause for breath for a long time in your sleep. A general blood test, including hormones could rule some things out. Since many people experience this without an obvious cause and all are still here to tell the tale, it is not life threatening and may just have to be tolerated as an annoying little 'glitch' : )

You'll find this issue discussed on various forums if you have a scout about eg : patient.info/forums/discuss...

Best wishes from 'Wobbling internal organ syndrome Angela' : )) x

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Oh, forgot, acid reflux can alert the body during sleep too x

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Thanks very much for your comment which made me laugh!! I'm so relieved its not only me. There's lots to consider here, points I hadn't even remotely thought about. I honestly thought spiritual energies had been trying to enter my body as I live in an old cottage that might have a haunting...hahaha.

I have an appointment tomorrow to see my Endo Consultant to discuss results of some tests I've been having; ultrasounds and bloods. I'm hoping she will come up with pituitary dysfunction, hypothyroidism, anything that accounts for my chronic fatigue. I think I will mention this phenomena.

Thanks again for your very useful comments and advice. I'll be looking in to this more!! xx

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Thank you for sharing all this - it's really helpful to read. I'm having tests such as you describe shortly, but as you say....you sit there opposite the consultant and you get the feeling they think it's anxiety related. If that was the case then why would it start when you're happily engrossed in something? They have admitted that they don't exactly knownwhatnitnis, but all they can do is test for things that they understand and therefore they have tests for. Perhaps a medical breakthrough will occur and someone will discover what it is, but immnot holding my breath. :) thanks once again, very interesting link.

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Hi all

Yes I have experience the buzz in my head, I can explain it like electricity or a fizz the more you concentrate on it the more scary and painful it can become. I have experience the feeling many times and accepted as part of life. I had many ideas of what maybe causing it one of which was, maybe it's the 90% part of the brain we don't use coming into use. So when I had an episode I would try and move things with my mind. What a fool!!!!!!!. I started to notice other things like sleep napea, tidness hair loss felling cold even on a sunny day and being really fatigued. Turns out it was a thyroid problem. Now on the pills it has all stopped. I did prefer the idea of ESP and something amazing with my brain just turns out to be a chemical imbalance in my body. So dont be scared get a blood test. Your heads not going to pop like a big bag of blood dopped from the tenth floor. And to be quite honesy I miss my nights of trying to move objects.

Hope this helps

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I know this is an older post but I figured I would chime in just in case anyone is still following. I have had simular feelings and senses most of my life. It's starts out right when I'm about to fall asleep. I can still hear my surroundings and then they fade away to the sound of a old florescent light that's about to go out. The flickering sound then begins the feeling of electricity in my fingers and toes. It moves from my fingers and toes until my whole body feels like I'm being electrocuted. I can sometimes handle the feeling and go strait into a dream or deep sleep but on occasion it gets to extreme and I have to wake up. I also get the feeling like I'm vibrating at a high rate. Simular to being cold and getting uncontrolled chivers. Thinking of having a sleep study done now that I'm older and I know I'm not just dreaming.

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Let us know how that goes!!

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I have an explanation for this.But , a disclaimer before that. You should get yourself checked medically to rule out any physical cause.But ,in many cases, your tests will turn out to be normal.The other explanation is at a meta physical/spiritual level.This makes the most sense to me with regards to my own experiences.There are a lot of things going on cosmically.Our entire solar system is going through a patch of galaxy, which is very energetically charged.This results in our sun being overactive and releasing solar flares.So there is a lot of incoming solar energies.Cosmically, earth is going through her own ascension to being a higher vibrational planet.So you are now seeing lot of changes in weather on earth and also the polarizing behaviour of humans(look at the geo-politics that's happening) .But, human bodies are also undergoing the same changes to be able to adjust to the high vibrational frequencies.So your etheric body undergoes this changes at night.Generally many people will have these experiences between 1:am to 3:am.I, myself, have been going through these adjustments.If the experience was intense, you will feel numb, having a headache, a little disorientation throughout the next day.If you wake up while this process is happening, this buzzing slowly dies down in a few seconds.This process can sometimes lead to an out of body experience for some people.Hope, this is helpful to understanding as to what could be actually going on.

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I've also been having these vibrations also, they used to come just before I slept at night but niw they come during the day or when I meditate. I can bring them on at will and can stay with the feeling without sleeping for up to an hour sometimes but then I feel drained (as if I've just had a deep body massage). I totally believe it is metaphysical/ spiritual even. I really like the feeling and welcome it.

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Lol, love this! Had a bad one last night that lasted about 12 hours. Is there a way to check on activity in the area?

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plzz understand my feeling ,not good in English so ------whoispankaj you are right somewhere in symptoms but i am not agree with you ,what u said.

it happens to me ,when i became more aware and when i do deep meditation in any day,so i became very sensitive to all these vibration .when i am forgating dhyan any day it never happen to me. basicly your idea is right it happens during 1 to 3 am at morning.

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I sometimes feel like I’m vibrating like I’ll ask my partner can u feel that?? It feels like a little earthquake and has happened to me before but not for ages and now it’s happening a lot like every few nights so I’m going to get checked medically but hoping it’s nothing serious or maybe what you’ve explained. It’s always when I’m in bed and drifting to sleep it makes me alert and wonder what is going on.

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I started having this same feeling when my blood sugar started getting out of whack. I can't pin it down to a specific low or high though. From what the medical journals are saying about diabetes nerve damage and this feeling, I think that sounds the most logical although it also sounds the scariest. It can last up to 24 hours at a time. For me, the feeling can go from feeling like I swallowed a small electric razor that has switched on to feeling like I have been thrown into a giant jewelry cleaner. lol. Maybe get your blood sugar checked? Praying for you and yours. Hopefully, you've got it resolved.

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I think you're right on! First, let me say I am not a doctor.

Some diabetics have what's called dawn phenomenon - even though you've been fasting for a few hours, in the very early morning your blood sugar can drop and your body will compensate and make your blood sugar rise. Diabetics don't have the same capacity to make the normal hormonal changes every morning that non-diabetics do. I would suggest to everyone that when they get that buzzing feeling (feeling like you swallowed an electric razor is a perfect description!), check your blood sugar! I get those feelings, albeit rarely, usually in my chest and legs around 4 a.m. in the morning. Good luck, everyone! These feelings are disconcerting, but probably mostly harmless considering what our bodies go through in the early morning so we can rise and start our day. However, they can also lead to discovering that you're diabetic!

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Aha! This is me in a nutshell! Not sure how to get my fight or flight response checked though, lol. Apparently, it can strike at any time.

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You can't get it checked. LOL I suffered from agoraphobia for about 10 years. Panic attacks (feeling that flight or fight response when there's no rational reason for it - you're not facing a bear in the woods, for example), are mind over matter. There is always a trigger, though consciously you may not realize it. Tell yourself that there is nothing wrong, you are not facing danger, and just let your body go through it. It's paradoxal - if you tell your body to face something, "go head, give me what you've got!", it realizes you're not afraid so begins to calm down. What our bodies go through during that "fear or flight" response when it's truly needed is remarkable!! No. 1 thought to have - you will not die, you are not going crazy. :)

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Have you found a cure for the sensation? Mine happens every night now and I don't know what to do. Ambien doesn't keep me asleep but 5mg of a given does but Dr doesn't want me taking that everyday.

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Hello .. just woke up from strong vibrations only in my head .. felt like my teeth were going to fall out.. this time it was painful.. so I woke and checked the internet and found ur ?.. I believe you may going thru an awakening like myself.. I think the vibration may be some kind of activation... on New Year’s Eve I had vibration (light) all over my body and could hear people around me.. mind I’m in sleep Paralysis.. I had to tell my self to relax.. I begin to float and could see the screen that is normally dark when we close our eyes turn on like a tv and the words Galatic Federation popped up ..A lot happening with me .. I have pressure in between my eyebrows and forehead everyday due to my third eye opening and tingles on my crown chakra.. anything new happen to u? I would like to know ..

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swedishblue ..same things happen to me at 1-3 am at early morning ,i am doing meditation from 2 years so this types of feeling is happening to me ...so i feel that energy is flowing in my crown chakra to whole body ...it is scary plzz help why its is happening....i even cant sleep ,but when i open eyes it stop...and when i close eyes it start happening.......

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To all who are feeling these vibrations, check your blood sugar when it's happening!

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I get that same weird energy/electric feeling, mostly during the night and I do check my blood sugar. (But it could be that for some!) Sugar ok. The only thing new I started at close to the same time me is Wellbutrin. I feel like if I had magic, some people should look out! lol btw just had labs done as well, and those came back normal.

I also get the "head explosions", which are totally different. Those end with the boom in my head. Btw I've heard those are common and harmless.

The energy/electric thing is weird and a bit scary. I just want to know what this new weird feeling is and if I can get rid of it. What if it's a pre-sign of something worse, like MS.

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Check to see if you have a smart meter on your house. Very dangerous. Call the electric company and tell them to remove it. Fortunate for me that I found a doctor that knows about the dangers of smart meters.Google the dangers of smart meters there is an endless amount of information out there about it. Google The Bioinitiative Report, published by bio-physicists from around the world explaining how it affects the body. Not good! If you do have a smart meter on your home get it off of your house.

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I had similar sensations for many months before my first epileptic seizure, although I've no idea if the 2 were connected in any way.

They came at any time in the day not just at night and they were especially associated with my jaw and arms.

I can still gets these sensations and I'm well controlled by my Lamotrogine epilepsy medication, I think it would be wise to discuss similar symptoms with your GP.

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Hi, thanks for your reply. I hope its not epilepsy but it has crossed my mind on many occasions, though this has been ruled out by an epilepsy specialist. I have occasional deja vu episodes (occipital lobe linked) which the gp either doesn't believe, or more likely, doesn't think are important. They started after my sah and went on for years, but may have petered out, I'm not sure. I don't believe they are linked to the electrical buzzing body sensations though. The last one was around the time of starting this thread - one year ago, and they haven't been back.

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I think you can be reassured by the expert and my pre-epilepsy sensations may have had nothing to do with epilepsy starting.

I'm lucky as I'm well controlled, when I don't forget to take my medication.

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Hi Sealuphone. I had clipping elective surgery. Unfortunately have a lot of neurological problem. One of them I started experience vibrating in my head when I try to sleep .it started 3 month ago gradually now very intensive Also I have smell from my nose and unbalanced. Can you explain more about how it started and do you have any symptoms before seizure. I have small children and worry it could happen any time. Thanks.

Miya

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First, a disclaimer. I'm not a doctor and I can't state for sure that someone having these symptoms isn't experiencing some kind of clinical condition. But... I've had these buzzing/electrical symptoms for over 40 years. They feel intense and scary, like being electrocuted but without the pain. In my case, they are a prerequisite to leaving the body (having an out-of-body experience). The vibrations happen when one's consciousness has shifted to the subtle body, and that body remains in the same location (or near) the physical body. If one can actually move in that body away from the physical body, the vibrations cease. Then you will likely find yourself walking around your bedroom being quite surprised by the experience. Once the "energy" runs out, one is pulled back to the body. If you want to simply end the vibration experience instead, without leaving the body, then try really hard to move a part of your physical body, like a finger or a toe. You may feel paralyzed but will likely be able to move something eventually. If your situation is like mine, this will end the experience instantly. When this first started happening to be I found it to be quite disturbing and I hate for others to have to go through this with as little information as I had. Perhaps this post will add some reassurance that having symptoms described as many of you here are describing them, is not necessarily a sign of illness and is not necessarily dangerous. It may be a doorway to some very amazing natural experiences that our culture and medicine has yet to really address. Good luck!

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A'h thank you very much Mur_Suti. Your post is very credible as that's always been my interpretation too. I'm just too much a scaredy-cat to allow an 'out of body experience' to take hold and I generally resist succumbing. Your post certainly has given me reassurance to not panic. Have you actually had a proper out-of-body episode? Can you give me anymore information as its a fascinating topic.

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