Hello all! This is very bizarre and I haven't been able to find very much info on the matter - So I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this: From time to time, I have difficulty sleeping -So a friend of mine suggested I try listening to something for 'deep relaxation'. There was a bunch of these 'relaxation' recordings on YouTube so I gave it a shot. After a few minutes, I could actually feel my body start to relax, so I figured that this might be working... I remained relaxed, but after a few more minutes into this thing, I became aware that my arms were involuntarily moving in sync with one another- my head eventually began to move around as well.... It all seemed like a pattern- My arms would go up in the air and would make a few circular clockwise motions (almost like a 'windup'), my head/neck would roll back and forth a few times, my arms would go through the motions again and then they would drop straight down... My whole body would go limp for a moment or two... Then the pattern would begin again.. After about 10min of this, I turned it off because it freaked me out a little bit- but curiosity got the best of me and I tried it again a few days later - this time I used a completely different 'recording' for the relaxation session... I got the same results -the involuntary body movements. I don't think I was in a 'trance' because I was fully aware of the movements, but I just couldn't control them, (and I could also hear any outside noises in the room -like when the furnace kicked on, or the TV audio from the other room) This just has me a bit stumped! A little about the recordings: 1. they were basically just soothing sounds, like rain or ocean waves,, 2. both recordings had a bit of soothing music- it was basic, maybe like a low key/chord played on an organ 3. the 'authors' voice was soothing in tone, just speaking of 'relaxing' and letting bad energy go... I don't recall any type of strange dialect Not sure if this matters, but as a background of any other sleeping issues I've had- over the past few years, I have had sleep paralysis a handful of times, and on a few occasions, I have this very vivid sensation that I am 'stepping out' and hovering above my body (this usually happens right upon falling asleep)... I looked this up and people call it Astral Projection,, that sounds a bit unrealistic to me, so I chalk it up as vivid dreaming. And when I was younger, I would get this big/small sensation, like I am a small particle and everything seems so freakishly big around me. I am not sure if any of that plays into this current thing I am having with the involuntary body movements, but I am doing a sleep study in the next few months and hope to get some more answers there! Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this!