Last night, I woke up around 3am. I turned over to go back to sleep and I broke out in a sweat. Not a cold sweat, like a hot flash (24 years old--definitely not menopause). My heart started pounding hard and fast. It was all over in a couple of minutes and I was able to go back to sleep. However, I also had dreams of being chased by a dragon during which I could feel my heart pounding in my dream. I imagine if I had woken up my real heart would also have been pounding.
I haven't had an actual panic attack in probably 10 years (usually I just have periods of heightened anxiety) so I'm wondering if this sounds like panic to you guys?