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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)
... 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)
... 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)

... 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)
... Howdy, was wondering if you ever solved your heart racing thing at night? ... (47 replies)
... feeling panicked when waking, breathlessness, racing heart, or in other words, all of the things you've mentioned. ... (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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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 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)
... I am having a similar problem at the moment. For the last three months I have been waking up with a racing, pounding heart with a very anxious feeling, sometimes with sweat or damp night clothes. I am guaranteed to be woken up between 4am and 6am every morning with these sensations. ... (47 replies)
... These can be symptoms of a sleep disorder but a sleep disorder can also be caused by meds. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, but my symptoms, were worse with bp medication. If you never had a problem with sleep like that before, I would suspect bp meds/underlying physical condition (hormonal/adrenal?)....but I"m not a doctor....just someone with sleep apnea whose symptoms... (47 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Hyperthyrodism as well. What I did that helped (at least for me anyways) where the following: - don't drink too much before you go to sleep, at least 2 hours - I take 1000 mgs of Magnisum, 400 mgs of Potassium (helps the heart and thyroid storms) - I usually walk for about 20-30 minutes a couple of hours before bed - Throughout the day, I drink... (47 replies)




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