What's Causing Strong Heart Palpitations In Sleep?
Originally asked by Community Member sharon
What’s Causing Strong Heart Palpitations In Sleep?
I often wake up in the middle of the night frightened, having strong heart palpitations. What could be causing this?
Thank you for your question and welcome to AnxietyConnection.com. I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.
You don’t mention whether you have been diagnosed with anxiety and if this is ongoing or if this just began recently. Some people with anxiety do have anxiety attacks while sleeping or have difficulties with early morning anxiety.
As far as palpitations, these are frequently not dangerous but if you have not done so, I would suggest speaking with your doctor to rule out any physical cause for the increased heart rate.
I hope this helps
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Answered by: Eileen Bailey