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... you've seen about it here. So, basically, the docs all said it was essentially a panic attack in the middle of the night. I have noticed it happens more often when I'm stressed about something going on in my life. ... (47 replies)
... Howdy, was wondering if you ever solved your heart racing thing at night? ... (47 replies)
... Every time I would wake up, whether from a nap, or any time during the night, my heart would be racing. It seemed to slowly get worse over the years, starting with random palpitations during my college years... ... (47 replies)

... Same problem with myself. I'm 25 and had an episode after being hung over, drinking a few red bull and playing all day in a softball tournament, my heart started racing and I went to the E.R. I had another episode where I took a nap, woke up feeling weird stood up and heart starting pounding, went to the e.r. again. ... (47 replies)
... at night upon waking. I have had the weird feeling you described as well. I've been researching this a long time, and have come to a few conclusions. ... (47 replies)
... ly falling asleep. I have no idea why it differs and what the magic formula is on the nights that I do fall asleep quickly. Some nights, I have anxiety attacks when I go to bed, and of course, there's no way I'm going to fall asleep while in the midst of one of those. ... (47 replies)
... I don't know about the hypothyroidism, but I can assure you, waking up with your heart racing is a classic symptom of sleep apnea. Like Bethsheba says, you don't have to be overweight, or even a snorer to have sleep apnea. ... (47 replies)
... Waking to a racing heart is sometimes a symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can contribute to heart disease and many have gone into cardiac arrest at night due to this condtion. You might want to be screened for apnea to prevent this from happening to you. ... (47 replies)
... o lack of sleep.Now I'm not sure that sleep apnea can happen 5 to 10 mins upon falling asleep. I know that if it happens a few times during the later part of the night when your sleep is at its most prominate, then sleep apnea is most likely the culprit. ... (47 replies)
... Since I last posted, I have changed medication and this has help me greatly. I am convinced the old medication was at exacerbating the anxiety for me. I would wager anxiety plays a major part with the heart racing as well. ... (47 replies)
... I have these EXACT symptoms, however, I assume it is because my father passed away a month ago from a massive heart attack. ... (47 replies)
... feeling panicked when waking, breathlessness, racing heart, or in other words, all of the things you've mentioned. ... (47 replies)
... l of this, my life seemed so normal. Back to the sleep problems, my second panic attack a few months ago had involved jolting awake around 3 am, only to feel my heart feeling as though it was going to pound out of my chest, and feeling shaky, dizzy, terrified, etc. ... (47 replies)
... For the past 6 months, I wake up about 4 nights a week in the middle of the night with my heart racing probably over 200 beats per minute. At times this is also accompanied by light sweating, shaking, and a weird feeling in my head and chest. I've been to see the doctor on several occasions. ... (47 replies)
... I have gone through some sleep problems for months now. After much reading and seeing a naturopath and hormone doctor, my cortisol levels were spiking during the night causing the waking and rapid heart rate and anxiety. ... (47 replies)
... wakening in the middle of the night with racing heartbeat. It is really scary and I never have gotten really used to it although I have suffered with this for almost 14 years. ... (47 replies)
... am with a racing heart after falling asleep at around 3am. ... (47 replies)
... I have been experiencing this exact same thing! For the past two weeks or so I have been waking up between 3 and 5am. My heart rate is up and I am experiencing a sense of anxiety and the feeling like something is 'off. ... (47 replies)
... I have been having a really rough time lately at night. When I begin to drift off I have that feeling that I am falling into an endless void. It really scares the hell out of me. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, I would think the weight gain probably "caused" your apnea...it's not uncommon. But I do get angry when ignorant people assume it is the only cause of apnea...ties into that overweight discrimination attitude, I guess. ... (47 replies)




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