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    I never wear high heels, but some days I wear boots and a couple of my pairs have quite thin (but not stilletto) heels. I never actually fall over in them but at least once a day I put my foot down wrong and I nearly stumble.

    When I'm in bed (without the boots on !!!!!) and I'm trying to get to sleep, I get to that stage where you're sooo close to actually being asleep it's rediculous, and then my feet/ lower legs wobble, like they do when I stumble in my boots and I'm awake again!!!!!!!!

    Does anyone else get this????? it's annoying, although as I walk to college most days, I don't wear them often.
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    "Before bed, take a very warm shower to relax your muscles. Drink a glass of Gatorade and take a potassium pill. Also, certain teas such as chammomile or 'sleep time tea' will help you relax you. These suggestions should relax the muscles, and help to eliminate the problem." those could help and i don't get foot twitches. i get leg twitches sometimes , not often though.
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    I wear heels all the time, usually quite high ones too. Between 4-7 inches including platform and heel. I'm used to walking in mine though and therefore don't get that feeling. Perhaps you need to practice walking in them a little more? Try wearing them to a social event first rather than as every day wear. If you're on your feet all day and wearing high heels, they'll ache quicker!
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    Like I said, I can't wear high heels . . . my boots are an inch probably not more than two !!!!! but theyre quite chunky at the top but quite thin at the bottom.
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    Like I said, I can't wear high heels . . . my boots are an inch probably not more than two !!!!! but theyre quite chunky at the top but quite thin at the bottom.
    Ahh I see, sorry I didn't realise they were quite so small!

    I'm not sure then I'm afraid. Go with what the poster above me said. :mmm:
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    I think the jolt when you're close to sleeping is a "Hypnic Jerk" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnic_jerk
    It's quite common and as far as I know nothing to do with heels.
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    (Original post by allwordsaredust)
    I think the jolt when you're close to sleeping is a "Hypnic Jerk" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnic_jerk
    It's quite common and as far as I know nothing to do with heels.
    Thanks I get a bit of that falling sensation when it happens, even though i can never actually remember falling completely to the floor in heels.

    Then how come I only get it when I've been wearing heels???
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    Thanks I get a bit of that falling sensation when it happens, even though i can never actually remember falling completely to the floor in heels.

    Then how come I only get it when I've been wearing heels???
    Maybe it's just coincidence?

    I struggle to walk in heels if they are over a couple of inches as I'm just not used to them. I tend to wear thicker heels to help keep my balance and make sure I wear thicker socks to stop my feet moving around in them.

    Practice makes perfect!
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    Thanks I get a bit of that falling sensation when it happens, even though i can never actually remember falling completely to the floor in heels.

    Then how come I only get it when I've been wearing heels???
    Maybe you should wear some heels around the house for a bit to get used to them? I think it's a practise thing. I wear heels all the time and I'm fine, it's flats that hurt me.
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    if i buy any heels i tend to wear them about the house for a couple of days before i go outside in them, just so i can get used to the heel, and how it hits the floor, because i've found some are harder to get used to than others
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    Yea, I get that 'shaking leg' things sometimes. Its not because of heels though, just randomly. Ive noticed it halps if you sleep on your side, one leg on top of the other x
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    (Original post by maleeha207)
    Yea, I get that 'shaking leg' things sometimes. Its not because of heels though, just randomly. Ive noticed it halps if you sleep on your side, one leg on top of the other x
    At least i'm not the only one. I almsot always sleep on my side already though . . .
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    (Original post by Serano)
    Get a boyfriend, get a massage, profit.
    I like your thinking!

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    I like your thinking!

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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    At least i'm not the only one. I almsot always sleep on my side already though . . .
    I actually looked this up yesterday. I found out that stress could be a major factor. Other than that it said things like not enough sleep, feeling tense etc.
    So I guess you just need to relax x
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    Personally I would expect that's because of the pressure and strain your muscles are under while you wear them.

    Are you relaxing the muscles in your foot and calf when you take them off?

    if you're not used to wearing heels then ankle strengthening exercises can be fantastic. And gentle pressure with the fingertips on the sole of the foot for a a few minutes can relieve a lot of stress.

    I'm a "heelaholic" and I find that after a really long day in heels if I take a can of coke from the fridge, put it on the ground (so it can roll) then put my foot on it and roll the can with my foot, the cold and the pressure on the arch of the foot, stops my feet from aching anywhere near as much.
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    I never wear high heels, but some days I wear boots and a couple of my pairs have quite thin (but not stilletto) heels. I never actually fall over in them but at least once a day I put my foot down wrong and I nearly stumble.

    When I'm in bed (without the boots on !!!!!) and I'm trying to get to sleep, I get to that stage where you're sooo close to actually being asleep it's rediculous, and then my feet/ lower legs wobble, like they do when I stumble in my boots and I'm awake again!!!!!!!!

    Does anyone else get this????? it's annoying, although as I walk to college most days, I don't wear them often.
    I don't wear heels, (only very rarely for fun) But I still get this feeling...
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    At least I'm not the only one . . .
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    I do wear heels all day normally around 5 inches. As long as you don't walk too much its fine with practice. My job requires me to wear such shoes so I wear them full day even on campus before I go to work.

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