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Fantastic98

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Hi. I suffer panic disorder just when I'm about to go to sleep. Last night it happened 3 times one after the other so I got up for an hour bringing me back to bed around 1.30. I always notice that when I go to bed at the beginning I can hear my heart beating but when I return to bed an hour later I find I can't hear it and usually go to sleep easy. Guess I'm too hyper going to bed at 11 or 11.30. of course to get that right, I'd have to stay up late. Anything to avoid a panic attack. Any advice most welcome. I have a tension going in my chest these days also and find myself swallowing when not eating. It's improving a bit. This happens during the day and even into bed but I find this eases off too when I go to bed late. Guess everything turns off at night time. Cheers Kevin...
 
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Hi, I've had experiences the same thing, panic attack and hearing and feeling my heart pounding. Crazy thoughts about my health and future when I was trying to sleep. The most "obvious" advice is to think about other things that makes you happy or keep your mind busy. Sometimes it works. To avoid these panic attacks, I also try to watch something that I like on my computer and that keep me distracted before I go to bed, so I can think about it later...

But of course, seeing a doctor/specialist that can help you is always a good thing.
 
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Hi, I've had experiences the same thing, panic attack and hearing and feeling my heart pounding. Crazy thoughts about my health and future when I was trying to sleep. The most "obvious" advice is to think about other things that makes you happy or keep your mind busy. Sometimes it works. To avoid these panic attacks, I also try to watch something that I like on my computer and that keep me distracted before I go to bed, so I can think about it later...

But of course, seeing a doctor/specialist that can help you is always a good thing.
Hi Mr 57. Thanks for your help. Last night I slept in a different room and went to bed at 1 am. I had a small attack but slept from approx 1am to 3.30am. then got back to sleep at around 3.50and slept until 7.10am. so I consider it good. Tonight I will bring bedtime back by 10 minutes to 12.50. so will see how it goes. Cheers Kevin..
 
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It slowly comes back, at least for me. For now, I only wake up once at around 3am. But again, try everything that could help you to avoid these attacks (Watching relaxing videos, deep breathing, meditation etc...)
 
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