A panic disorder is anxiety disorder marked by repeated fear attacks. Many people first go to the emergency room because a panic attack can feel like a heart attack. Patients receive physical and psychiatric evaluations for a panic disorder diagnosis. Common symptoms shared by both panic disorders and heart attacks include chest pain, trouble breathing, and racing heart.
Night panics typically occur during the early hours of sleep and estimates suggest that about a half of people who experience panic disorder will have at least one night panic. Around a quarter however will suffer night panics on a more regular basis. Although the sensations of night panic are broadly similar to those at other times of the day,…