What Causes Body Essential Tremors While Sleeping?

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Definition

Essential tremor is a type of involuntary shaking movement in which no cause can be identified. Involuntary means you shake without trying to do so.

See also:

  • Drug-induced tremor
  • Tremor

Alternative Names

Tremor - essential; Familial tremor; Tremor - familial


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Essential tremor is the most common type of tremor. Everyone has some tremor present, but the movements are often so small that they can't be seen. Essential tremors are most common in people older...

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